Video: Immaculate Conception: Exploring the Mystery in English and Spanish

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2018 is the 164th Anniversary of Ineffabilis Deus; the Papal document that raised the Immaculate Conception to the status of formal doctrine. Often confused with the Virgin Birth, this program explains that the Immaculate Conception is not about Jesus, but is the story of how Mary was conceived in the womb of her mother, St. Anne, without the stain of Original Sin.

This is also the story of one Bishop (St. Eugene DeMazenod) who attended the Vatican Assemblies prior to Pope Pius IX’s document and what the belief in Mary’s Immaculate Conception meant to him and the religious order he founded: the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

The story is told in this 16-minute video presented in English and Spanish, produced by Geri Furmanek, National Director of Mission Enrichment and Oblate Associates