Macula originalis non est in te
Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a celebration of Mary’s conception without the stain of original sin.
As today is also the second Sunday of Advent, in most places the feast is liturgically celebrated tomorrow. Those who follow the General Roman Calendar of 1962 will celebrate the feast today, as the feast takes precedence over Sunday.
Madonna tas-Sacro Cuor
The statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the parish church of the same name in Sliema, Malta.
The statue was brought to Sliema in 1881. At the time the devotion of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was very popular in many Catholic countries around the world.