Is Immaculate Conception a Holy Day of Obligation?: A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared at Lourdes, France, in 1858, where she announced, "I am the Immaculate Conception." Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama.
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." quote by Rabindranath Tagore. (Image of Saint Anna with her daughter Saint Mary, Mother of Christ.)