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Immaculate conception

They are not sure if it is the just place, but today is festivity, the festivity of the "Immaculate conception"

I write in Italian and then in English (I do not know as he translate the translator I ask excuse ), I hope is understood.

L’Immacolata Concezione di Maria è stata proclamata nel 1854, dal Papa Pio IX.
Ma la storia della devozione per Maria Immacolata è molto più antica.
Già i Padri della Chiesa d’Oriente, nell’esaltare la Madre di Dio, avevano avuto espressioni che la. ponevano al di sopra del peccato originale.
In Occidente, però, la teoria dell’immacolatezza trovò una forte resistenza, non per avversione alla Madonna, che restava la più sublime delle creature, ma per mantenere salda la dottrina della Rredenzione, operata soltanto in virtù del sacrificio di Gesù.
Il francescano Giovanni Duns Scoto, riuscì a superare questo scoglio dottrinale con una sottile ma convincente distinzione. Dal 1476, la festa della Concezione di Maria venne introdotta nel Calendario romano.
Sulle piazze d’Italia, predicatori celebri tessevano le lodi della Vergine immacolata: tra essi ricordiamo, San Leonardo da Porto Maurizio e San Bernardino da Siena. Nel 1830, la Vergine apparve a Santa Caterina Labouré, la quale diffuse poi una ‘’medaglia miracolosa’’ con l’immagine dell’Immacolata.
Questa medaglia suscitò un’intensa devozione, e molti Vescovi chiesero a Roma la definizione di quel dogma che ormai era nel cuore di quasi tutti i cristiani.
Così, l’8 dicembre 1854, Pio IX proclamava la ‘’donna vestita di sole’’ esente dal peccato originale, tutta pura, cioè Immacolata.
Ma quattro mesi dopo, le apparizioni di Lourdes apparvero una prodigiosa conferma del dogma.
Una conferma che sembrò un ringraziamento, per l’abbondanza di grazie che dal cuore dell’Immacolata piovvero sull’umanità.

Immaculate conception
The Immaculate Conception of Maria has been proclamata in 1854, from Pope Pio IX.
But the history of the devozione for Immaculate Maria is the much most ancient one.
Already the Fathers of the Church of East, in exalting the Mother of God, had had expressions that placed it above the sin originate them.
In the West, but, the theory of the immacolatezza found one strongly resistance, for aversion to the Madonna, that it remained sublimest of the creatures, but in order not to maintain knits the doctrine of the Rredenzione, only operated in virtue of the sacrifice of Jesus.
The Franciscan Giovanni Duns Scoto, succeeded to exceed this scoglio dottrinale with one thin but convincing distinction.
From 1476, the festivity of the Conception of Maria came introduced in the roman Calendar.
On the public squares of Italy, predicatori celebrate wove the praises of the immaculate Vergine: between they we remember, Saint Leonardo from Port Maurizio and San Bernardino from Siena.
In 1830, the Vergine appeared to Saint Caterina Labouré, which diffuse then one ' ' miraculous medal '' with the image of the Immaculate one. This medal provoked an intense devozione, and many Bishops asked Rome the definition for that dogma that by now was in the heart nearly all the Christians.
Therefore, 8 Decembers 1854, Devout IX proclamava ' ' the dressed free sun woman '' from the sin originate them, all pure, that is Immaculate one.
But four months after, the apparitions of Lourdes you appeared one prodigiosa confirmation of the dogma.
A confirmation that seemed a thanks, for the abundance of thanks that give the heart of the Immaculate one piovvero on the humanity.

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