from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church The doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from all stain of original sin.
- n. December 8, on which the feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated.
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- proper n. The doctrine, in the Roman Catholic Church, that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from original sin
- proper n. December 8th (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)
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- adj. the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin.
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- n. (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
- n. Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
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They think the Immaculate Conception is a load of crap, and my book would never reach its intended audience.
A discussion concerning the Immaculate Conception in which I told him that it concerned not Mary, but the mother of Mary.
Despite the Eastern origins of the liturgical feasts of the Assumption and Immaculate Conception, because Rome has defined them as dogmas many Eastern theologians have denied them.
Given the Bushes 'penchant for contortions and distortions of facts and for presenting themselves as carbon copies of the Immaculate Conception, one has to wonder what the true nature of that aid's impulse to gather such material during Poppy's presidency for a later book writing really was; one also wonders what wrangling may have taken place behind the scenes prior to the birthing of this book by Doro?
But the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary's conception in the womb of her mother, St. Anne.
In paintings of the Immaculate Conception, Mary stands on the crescent moon.
To what should the thoughts of the Immaculate Conception lead us?
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception have 6 houses with 26 nuns.
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception have an establishment as have the Franciscans for the Latin Catholics.
Thus the historical proof of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception has certainly been strengthened since the definition in 1854.