The Immaculate Conception
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The Catholic Church celebrates this feast of the December 8 and in many Catholic countries, it is a holy day of obligation or patronal feast. What is it? It DOES NOT pertain to the Nativity (birth) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It DOES NOT pertain to Jesus' conception in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It pertains to the conception of the Virgin Mary in the womb of Her mother St. Anne, wherein she (Mary) was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin by God's grace in view of the merits of Jesus Christ.