I like to learn something new every day. I believe a day is not complete without my brain absorbing one tiny nugget of knowledge be it useless or useful.
Yesterday was a Holy Day of Obligation. Yesterday was The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. I, like many Catholics, always thought I knew what this day was about. I, like many Catholics, thought it was when Mary conceived Jesus. However, if I would have actually thought about it, I would have realized that 17 days is not enough time for a baby to grow in the womb … big dummy!
So what is this Feast Day? It is when Mary was conceived! According to the site About Religion, “God had sanctified Mary at the moment of her conception in His foreknowledge that the Blessed Virgin would consent to bear Christ. In other words, she too had been redeemed—her redemption had simply been accomplished at the moment of her conception, rather than (as with all other Christians) in Baptism.” (Original Source click here). What an amazing occurrence and whether you are Christian or not, a conception that began a major shift in the world!
If you read this and you are a Christian, I hope this added to your knowledge of your faith and you can now say you have learned something new this day. Even if you are not a Christian, you have still learned something new!
In the spirit and wonder of Advent, God Bless!