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07 December 2021

The Vigil Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. 7 December.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

The Vigil of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
   7 December.

Violet Vestments.

"I Am The Immaculate Conception".
"Ego Sum Immaculata Conceptio".
Author: Lawrence OP on FLICKR
Illustration: PINTEREST

Satan Has No Creativity.
The Vigil Of
The Immaculate Conception
Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
Available on YouTube at

The Carthusian Office Of Vigils.
Available on YouTube at

The following Text is from Lawrence OP on FLICKR

Our Lady of Lourdes.

In 1858, The Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, near Lourdes, in France, in the cavern called “de Massabielle.” When asked to describe The Lady of The Vision, Bernadette said:
“She has the appearance of a young girl of sixteen or seventeen. She is dressed in a White Robe, girdled at the waist with a Blue Ribbon, which flows down all along Her Robe. She wears upon Her head a Veil, which is also White; this Veil gives just a glimpse of Her hair and then falls down at the back below Her waist. Her feet are bare, but covered by the last folds of Her Robe, except at the point where a Yellow Rose shines upon each of them. She holds on Her right arm a Rosary of White Beads with a Chain of Gold, shining like the two Roses on Her feet.”
This Stained-Glass Window of Our Lady of Lourdes (see, below) is in Llandudno Catholic Church, Wales.

The following Text is from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.

This Vigil was, in 1879, extended by Pope Leo XIII to the whole Church.

Let us, on this day, ask The Immaculate Virgin to purify our hearts still more for tomorrow's Solemnity (Collect).

Mass: Veníte audíte.
The Gloria is not said.
Second Collect: Of The Feria.
Third Collect: Of The Holy Ghost.
Preface: Common Preface.


  1. Thank you, Dom Zephyrinus; your video selection of the Carthusian tolling of the bells and the almost humming, like a honeybee, chant by the Carthusians for Vigils from YouTube is a wonderful “backdrop” for the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception.

    (The YouTube poster “Marcus Josephus” has a number of these and has long been a favorite: again thank you. “Great minds 😃 think alike!”)

  2. Almost clairvoyant, your choice of great Catholic music, Zephyrinus: I often listen to this beautiful Carthusian office of vigils during the early quiet of the morning while getting ready for the day.

    1. Dear Dante Peregrinus. So pleased that you approve of this beautiful Carthusian Office of Vigils and their glorious Chant.

      Your Comment that you often listen to the Carthusian Office of Vigils, during the early quiet of the morning, is a wonderful evocation of The Monastic Life.

      in Domino


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