To day we celebrate one of the privileges given to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, by God Himself. She was to be his Mother. She accepted and subjected herself to the will of God. And God showered her with all the graces He could bestow upon Her.
God wanted his Mother to be a pure creature and never for a moment be a subject to Satan. So He applied to Her beforehand, the merits of Jesus Christ and from her very first moment of her being conceived she was without the stain of original sin.
She was always in union with God as she did what God expected of her.
STATUE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION VENERATED AT THE COSPICUA PARISH CHURCH IN MALTA.