December 8th is the feast of the Immaculate Conception!
Did you know that Our Lady of Lourdes introduced herself to Bernadette as “The Immaculate Conception”!?
So what does “The Immaculate Conception” mean?
It means that Mary NEVER had a sin on her soul. It means that when St. Anne conceived Mary, Mary was created without the stain of original sin on her soul. God prepared Mary’s Soul to be worthy of being the Mother of God.
Mary, the Immaculate Conception, is often called the “New Eve”, because she was created without sin just as Eve was. But unlike Eve, she was willing to follow and trust God throughout her life, Sadly, Eve choose to sin later in life.
Because of Mary choosing to never sin, Jesus was able to be born and later died to save us from our sins!
Because “The Immaculate Conception” choose to remain sinless and because she said “Yes” to God, we are all able to enter heaven! We had a very big day for St. Nicholas, so I decided to go lighter for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
I hopped over to Catholic Icing for Lacy’s Immaculate Conceptions coloring page. Lacy added some wonderful symbols to her picture, too. (an apple tree, a serpent and three rays of light) Read more on her blog.
Thanks, Lacy, for sharing your talents.
My 4 younger girls had a great time coloring this wonderful picture.