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Mary in the Year of Faith: The Immaculate Conception.

The Problem: This is a feast that made its first appearance towards the end of the seventh century, again influenced by popular apocryphal accounts of Mary’s own miraculous birth. A vision seen by the abbot of a monastery in Kent during a life-threatening storm led to the choice of December 8th and promotion of devotion […]