Chapel open for pilgrims on Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Who is Our Lady of America? Officially, she is Our Lady, The Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of America. This title “The Immaculate Conception” refers to the dogmatic recognition that the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from the stain of any sin, both in her conception and in her life. This singular privilege was given only to her who was destined to be the Mother of God Incarnate. This Catholic Doctrine is perfectly in harmony with her wonderful sanctity and preeminent dignity as Mother of God.
Tuesday December 8, we celebrate the Feast of The Immaculate Conception when we recognize her perfect nature. This nature is not only the complete avoidance of sin, but just as importantly, the perfect practice of the virtues. When Sr. Mary Ephrem first received her inspirations in prayer (September 25, 1956), she was drawn to the Immaculate Conception as both a person most worthy of imitation and as our nation’s patroness.
The folks at the not-for-profit Mother of Mercy Foundation which operates the Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Chapel in Rome City, Indiana where Sr. Mary Ephrem first discerned devotion to Our Lady of America has asked us to share this with our list. The Chapel will be open to pilgrims from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on December 8th. With the permission of Bishop Kevin Rhoades, the statue of Our Lady of America will be on display in the chapel’s west wing.
If you are able, please join us for the praying of the Angelus and Holy Rosary at noon and at 3:00 PM and Holy Mass is scheduled for 4:30 PM (All time are EST).
Please visit PatronessOfAmerica.org for details on visiting the Rome City chapel. Any last minute changes will be posted there.
Our Lady of America statue and Holy Mass
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