Monday, December 8, 2008

Today is the Feastday of the Immaculate Conception

Today is a big feast day for Catholics in the United States. The Immaculate Conception is the patron saint of the United States (Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron saint of the Americas). Everyone in my cyber community has been very kind and respectful about my Catholic beliefs. I thought perhaps the non-Catholics might be curious about what I believe about the Immaculate Conception. I hope you no one finds the tone of the video offensive. I know we won't see eye to eye on certain matters of faith, yet I thought you might be curious about what I see. If not, feel free to skip the video. No hard feelings. I really don't expect anyone to change their minds based on a YouTube video, so please don't think I am trying to convince you of anything contrary to your belief. I just thought you might want to know where a friend is coming from on this matter.
I am scheduling this post to appear on my blog at 7 pm while I am at Church. I probably won't check comments until after 10:00 pm, so please don't think I am hiding. :-) God bless you.


5 comments:

katdish said...

I suppose we will have to agree to disagree on this one my friend!

Beth said...

I do appreciate knowing where you are coming from and did learn from this video. It was not offensive at all. Thanks for sharing...although I will have to agree to disagree as well.
:)
But if it's any consolation, I was talking with a Catholic friend yesterday and she mentioned she was going to church today so I pestered her to explain why so I would know in advance what your post would be about today! I am curious to the point of nosey...

Helen said...

I know. That doesn't really surprise me. I just figured that if I was going to say that today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, I need to provide an explanation of what that is. No Beth, it's not nosey. It is natural for friends to want to know where other friends are coming from so to speak.

Mare said...

I really enjoyed learning from the video. I think it's tough to decide where you stand until you've seen both sides so I am grateful for your sharing with us Helen!

My dad and my brother are Catholics and I spent about 1/3 of my time going to the Catholic church growing up...but I never knew about the Catholic belief in Immaculate Conception!

pip said...

Anyone who is interested, come see my post too for another explanation :)

http://cheriandpip.blogspot.com/2008/12/immaculate-conception.html