The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception

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This window was created after a painting by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, The Immaculate Conception c. 1678. The original painting is at the Museo del Prado, in Madrid, Spain. The artist used a passage from the Book of Revelation as inspiration for his painting. Revelation 12:1 reads: A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.1 Above this window appears the text: "O MARIA SINE LABE CONCEPTA O. P. N." Mary conceived without sin, pray for us.

Inscription at the bottom: In Loving Memory of Richard T. Sullivan

(1)St. Joseph Edition New American Bible, Catholic Book Publishing Company of New York

About Our Parish

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes is Newton and Needham Massachusetts's oldest Roman Catholic Parish. Founded as Saint Mary's Parish in 1870 it was renamed "Mary Immaculate of Lourdes" when the new Church was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1910. In addition to being a regular territorial parish of the Archdiocese of Boston it is also a "Mission Parish" since 2007 with a special apostolate for the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal).

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- St. Therese of Lisieux (+1897)

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