For the last five years, I have posted this collection of paintings on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you have any to add or see any corrections I need to make, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy! And don’t forget to go to Mass today.
From the very beginning, and before time began, the eternal Father chose and prepared for his only-begotten Son a Mother in whom the Son of God would become incarnate and from whom, in the blessed fullness of time, he would be born into this world. Above all creatures did God so loved her that truly in her was the Father well pleased with singular delight. Therefore, far above all the angels and all the saints so wondrously did God endow her with the abundance of all heavenly gifts poured from the treasury of his divinity that this mother, ever absolutely free of all stain of sin, all fair and perfect, would possess that fullness of holy innocence and sanctity than which, under God, one cannot even imagine anything greater, and which, outside of God, no mind can succeed in comprehending fully. -Apostolic Constitution issued by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854 Ineffabilis Deus
Here are some paintings inspired by The Immaculate Conception.