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Immaculate Conception   /ɪmˈækjulɪt kənsˈɛpʃən/   Listen
Immaculate Conception

Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854.  Synonym: December 8.
(Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived.  Synonym: Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

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"Immaculate Conception" Quotes from Famous Books

... Catholic Church at Cambria City, a short distance west of Johnstown, is almost a complete wreck. Rather a singular coincidence in connection with the destruction of the above is that the Immaculate Conception, that stood in the northwest corner of the lecture rooms, stands just as it was when last seen. The figure, which is wax, was not even scratched, and the clothes, which are made of white silk and deep duchess lace, were spotless. This seems strange, when the raging ...
— The Johnstown Horror • James Herbert Walker

... democracy do not exist,—the words seem to have no real meaning for his subjects; and Parliaments are but his dutiful servants. Lese-majesty is almost unheard of because the idea of questioning the Emperor-King or anything he does would no more occur to his subjects than to doubt the Immaculate Conception would occur to a ...
— The Note-Book of an Attache - Seven Months in the War Zone • Eric Fisher Wood

... part he acts in the present Poem should be assigned to him. appears somewhat remarkable, when we consider that he severely censured the new festival established in honour of the Immaculate Conception of the virgin, and opposed the doctrine itself with the greatest vigour, as it supposed her being honoured with a privilegewhich belonged to Christ Alone Dr. Maclaine's Mosheim, v. iii. cent. xii. p. ...
— The Divine Comedy • Dante

... Magdalene, Marie de Bethany, for Jesus, in the holy legends, in the worship of the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages, and especially in art. The ecstatic Madonnas in our art galleries cast their fervent regards on Jesus or on the heavens. The expression in Murillo's "Immaculate Conception" may be interpreted by the highest voluptuous exaltation of love as well as by holy transfiguration. The "Saints" of Correggio regard the Holy Virgin with an amorous ardor which may be celestial, but appears in reality extremely terrestrial ...
— The Sexual Question - A Scientific, psychological, hygienic and sociological study • August Forel

Words linked to "Immaculate Conception" :   Roman Catholic Church, gospel, December 8, Christian religion, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Roman Catholic, holy day of obligation, Roman Church, Church of Rome, religious doctrine, creed, Christianity, church doctrine, Western Church

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