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When Is Immaculate Conception 2012?

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The Immaculate Conception, Most Blessed Sacrament Shrine, Hanceville, AL. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared at Lourdes, France, in 1858, where she announced, "I am the Immaculate Conception." Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert)

Question: When Is Immaculate Conception 2012?

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the saving work of God in preserving the Blessed Virgin Mary from the stain of original sin. Because of His foreknowledge that Mary would consent to bear Christ, God kept Mary free from original sin from the moment of her conception in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. What is the date of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2012?

Answer: Immaculate Conception falls on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Because this feast is so important, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation. (See Is Immaculate Conception a Holy Day of Obligation? for more details.)

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