Virgin of Caacupe in Paraguay in 2019

Virgin of Caacupe in Paraguay in 2019
  How long until Virgin of Caacupe?
This holiday next takes place in 145 days.
  Dates of Virgin of Caacupe in Paraguay
2021Paraguay Wed, Dec 8National Holiday
2020Paraguay Tue, Dec 8National Holiday
2019Paraguay Sun, Dec 8National Holiday
2018Paraguay Sat, Dec 8National Holiday
2017Paraguay Fri, Dec 8National Holiday
  Summary
It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life
  Virgin of Caacupe in other countries
Virgin of Caacupe internationally

When is Immaculate Conception?

On 8 December, many countries including Argentina, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

History of Immaculate Conception

It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life.

For Roman Catholics, it is observed as a day of obligation with required church attendance.

The Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation whose meaning is often confused.

By the sounds of it, one would think we would celebrate the day Jesus was conceived. On the contrary, it is the day that the Blessed Mother Mary was conceived.

Mary's mother was St. Anne and her father was Joachim. While they are not mentioned in the bible, their names appear in some very early Christian texts. Anne and Joachim had been a childless couple until an angel appeared telling Anne that she would give birth to a child that the world would honour. Anne became a saint as she offered her child to god's service.

This day has been celebrated since at least the eighth century, but the idea that the word immaculate means that Mary was born without original sin divided many theological scholars over the centuries. It wasn't until 1854 that the argument was decided when Pope Pious IX proclaimed this belief to be an essential dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.

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