Wednesday, February 4, 2009

From the Throne of Peter II




"...by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for the honor of the Holy and undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic Faith, and for the furtherance of the Catholic religion, by the authority of Jesus Christ our Lord, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own; We declare, pronounce and define that in 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." -Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus, December 8, 1854

1 comment:

josef_63 said...

A beautiful and touching image of Our Lady in prayer. May each of us learn to imitate her example of complete surrender and confidence in her Son Jesus! Thank you Jesus for giving us such a loving Mother in Heaven who continously intercedes for us before your throne in Heaven! John K.