Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

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The Immaculate Conception — Diego Velazquez — c. 1618 — Oil on canvas — 135 x 101.6 cm — National Gallery, London

Today is the patronal feast of the United States and a Holy Day of Obligation (except - of course - in Canada). There is also a special plenary indulgence attached to the day. The fine folks at Women for Faith and Family have a great page on this beautiful feast day here.

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