Catholics sisters and brothers through out the world are celebrating today (Dec. 8) two very special occasions:
Beginning of the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis
How can we show others the mercy of God? We say that God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to authentically reflect God’s mercy. Click below to explore the different ways that you can live out that mercy every day!
For information on the Year of Mercy, click HERE
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal Church. It is now recognized as a solemnity.
(For a sample of many articles explaining this celebration) Click HERE