Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception as Celebrated in Rome

Here is a well done video showing the celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in Rome.  It is a holiday there and crowds line the street to await the Pope's arrival at the Piazza di Spagna.  There he lays a wreath at the foot of the column holding the statue of the Blessed Mother.  Earlier in the day, the fire department raised a long ladder to crown the statue.

While this video was filmed in 2008, in his remarks today the Pope told the faithful that sin in the world can be traced to disobedience, and that evil has wounded the human heart.  But Mary's life shows us that God's mercy is more powerful than evil and that His grace is greater than sin.   He concluded:  “By her prayers, may our hearts and minds be kept free from sin, so that like Mary we may be spiritually prepared to welcome Christ,”

 

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