If you were to google the words Blessed Pope Pius IX is holding in his hands as he kneels before the Immaculate Conception, that would be worth about a month’s worth of flowers for the Immaculate Conception. Oh! If only I could write more about her. I tell Jesus this ever so frequently. Here’s a bit from the ineffability:
We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.
I think I will spend my last night night reading Ineffabilis Deus.