So, the feast of the Immaculate Conception is coming up.
The Immaculate Conception is a Marian Dogma of the Catholic Church.
In the Catholic calendar, this feast day falls on December 8th of each year.
As women and, in particular, as Traditional Catholic women, this feast is of utmost importance and relevance to us.
The feast of the Immaculate Conception is not just a celebration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, our model for femininity and womanhood, but many also choose to do a total consecration to Our Lady at this time.
Even if you are not doing the Total Consecration, here is a short daily renewal of the Consecration our Lady’s Immaculate Heart:
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, I renew my consecration to you and to your Immaculate Heart.
Please accept me, my dear Mother, and use me as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world.
I am all yours, my Mother, my Queen, and all that I have is yours.
As Pope Pius XII said:
“Consecration to the Mother of God is a total gift of self, for the whole of life and for all eternity; and a gift which is not a mere formality or sentimentality, but effectual, comprising the full intensity of the Christian life – Marian life.”
This consecration, the Pope explained, “tends essentially to union with Jesus, under the guidance of Mary.”
Another way that we see encouragement from Catholic communities in celebrating this feast day is that we see these communities, online or otherwise, encouraging Catholic women to wear the veil on this day.
As the feast is a Holy Day of Obligation, what better way to honour Our Lady than by wearing a Marian blue veil to Mass on this day.
If you are new to veiling, the feast of the Immaculate Conception is the perfect time to begin the devotional act of veiling for Mass.
For those wondering why veiling is so important, please see THIS.
So, for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, be sure to wear a Marian blue veil to Mass.
Mater Immaculata, ora pro nobis.
ad Jesum per Mariam