The Cloisters. Basilica Of Saint Paul-Without-The-Walls, Rome. Author: Dnalor 01. Licence (CC-BY-SA 3.0). Wikimedia Commons.

Friday, 20 July 2018

The Dogma Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Promulgated By Blessed Pope Pius IX, In The Papal Bull "Ineffabilis Deus", On 8 December 1854.

The following Text is taken from, and can be read in full at, the Article in UMBLEPIE
on The Dogma of The Immaculate Conception, and the promulgation of "Ineffabilis Deus".
Zephyrinus heartily commends the Article to all Readers.

The Immaculate Conception.
Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640).
Date: 1628.
English: Work belonging to the Madrid Prado Museum photographed during the exhibition
« Rubens et son Temps » (Rubens and His Times) at the Museum of Louvre-Lens.
Français: Œuvre appartenant au musée du Prado de Madrid photographiée lors de l’exposition temporaire « Rubens et son Temps » au musée du Louvre-Lens.
Deutsch: Arbeiten gehören in der " Rubens et son Temps " (Ausstellung Rubens und seine Zeit)
im Museum von Louvre-Lens fotografiert.
Español: Trabaja perteneciente a fotografiado durante la exposición de
" Rubens et son Temps " (Rubens y su época) en el Museo de Louvre-Lens.
Current location: Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.
Source/Photographer: User:Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (2013).
(Wikimedia Commons)

Whilst the re-establishment of the hierarchies 
of England and Holland was being considered, 
requests that the Traditional belief in
"The Immaculate Conception of The Virgin Mary"
be defined as a Dogma of Faith, were being received
at Rome in increasing numbers.

The vision of The Blessed Virgin, seen by the 
Novice Nun, Catherine Labouré, in the Rue du Bac, Paris, in 1830, which included the inscription:
O Marie, conçue sans péché, priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous” (“O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee”),
gave significant impetus to the movement.

Pio Nono [Blessed Pope Pius IX] was known to have a special Devotion to The Mother of God, and,
on 1 June 1848,  he appointed a Commission of twenty Theologians, under the Jesuit, Fr. Passaglia, to study the merits and implications of such a proclamation.

For Pio Nono, the proclamation of the Dogma, 
in Saint Peter’s, was certainly one of the supreme moments of his life, and more than once he was overcome with emotion while reading it out.

To commemorate the event, he caused a very tall and graceful column to be erected in the Piazza di Spagna, at Rome, surmounted by a statue of The Virgin as she had appeared to the Novice Nun, Catherine Labouré, at Paris. It is one of the more striking of the many monuments which he left in the City.

Blessed Pope Pius IX.
Source: Originally from hu.wikipedia; description page is/was here.
Author: Original uploader was User:Czinitz at hu.wikipedia
(Wikimedia Commons)

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