December 8 — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 8 — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

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December 8 — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • What Is the Immaculate Conception?

    Join Drs Tim Gray and John Sehorn as they examine Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception. This dogma of the Catholic faith, promulgated in 1854 by Pope Pius IX, speaks of Mary's conception and what it means to the Church.

  • Truth to Inspire: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

    Bernadette may have been a poor, uneducated, sickly French girl, but her visions of the Blessed Virgin at Lourdes, and her subsequent courage to follow out the requests of Our Lady, demonstrate to all of us, young or old, rich or poor, that our Lady "doesn't promise us happiness in this world, bu...

  • Was the Immaculate Conception Necessary?

    When Catholics say Mary was immaculately conceived, they mean that at the moment of her conception Mary was filled with God's sanctifying grace. God protected her from sin throughout her life, but did it have to be this way? Trent Horn explains why it was fitting for Mary to be conceived without ...

  • Is there Biblical Proof for the Immaculate Conception?

    Mary's Immaculate Conception is a Catholic dogma that many Protestants have a hard time accepting because they do not see the teaching explicitly in Scripture. Karlo Broussard points to pre-figurations in Genesis to show how understanding Mary as a "new Eve" supports the Immaculate Conception.

  • Answering Common Objections: Mary by Dr. Scott Hahn

    Covering the Biblical evidence for the authority of the Pope, the doctrine of Purgatory, devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints, the Sacrament of Confession, the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and more, the remarkable set is an essential resource for answering the various object...

  • Blessed Duns Scotus: Defender of the Immaculate Conception

    The inspiring true story of the holy Franciscan priest and theologian who won a famous debate against the Dominicans in the thirteenth century, in which he defended Our Lady's great privilege of her Immaculate Conception. He laid the groundwork for the Church to define that as a dogma of the Cath...

  • Our Mother Mary

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Mark Miravalle, Saint John Paul II Chair of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, to discuss Mary, the Mother of God. What is Mariology? How does Mary serve as model for all the faithful? How can we relate to Mary today? What does it mean to say that...

  • Expectant Mother Mary

    We are excited to announce our series of FORMED Now! Christmas and New Year special episodes. In these episodes, professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School will lead us in reflections throughout the season from December 22nd through January 11th.

    FORMED Now! will return to its re...

  • Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. John Sehorn discuss the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    To grow deeper in your faith as it relates to Mary, here are a few other resources which may be helpful:

    Lectio:Mary, Bible Study with Dr. Brant Pitre

    Mary:The Indispensable Mother of God, a talk by Tim Sta...

  • Sacred Art: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down with different pieces of Sacred Art to discuss their theological meanings and how they can speak to us today.

    View all episodes of Sacred Art.

    Purchase Rethinking Mary in the New Testament by Dr. Edward Sri

    Help us share the truth and beauty of the Gospel...

  • Do We Make Too Much of Mary?

    Dr. John Sehorn and Dr. Tim Gray discuss why Mary is so honored in the Church.

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