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Did you know that in the Catholic Church, each of the 12 months of the year has a devotional theme?

For Catholics, December is the month of the Immaculate Conception, and it’s an ideal time to strengthen our connection to Our Lady.

The Church taught of the Immaculate Conception for ages, but it was in 1854 that Pope Pius IX officially proclaimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.”

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