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- A Polemical Treatise on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, by Cardinal Lambruschini; to which is added, a History of the doctrine, by Father Felix, S.J.; the French portion of the work translated by Mrs. J. Sadlier; and the Latin extracts from the Holy Fathers, by a clergyman, to which are appended, a Discourse on the Immaculate Conception, by St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori; the Letters Apostolic Pope Pius IX, Cardinal Wiseman’s Pastoral on the Declaration of the Dogma at Rome, etc., etc. (New York, Boston, Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1855). With the approbation of Very Rev’d. Wm. Starrs, V.G. May be read online at available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, djvu, txt, and Daisy formats at Internet Archive and Open Library with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. A microfilm copy of the 1860 edition is available at Internet Archive and Open Library, and of the 1855 edition at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., This work sets out the proofs for the dogma of the Immaculate Conception from reason and from divine revelation.]
On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the one true Church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
“Into her presence the angel came, and said, Hail, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women… and Elizabeth herself was filled with the Holy Ghost; so that she cried out with a loud voice, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” (St Luke 1:28,41-42)
“O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful… make us worthy of the glory of thy Son, O dearest and most clement Virgin Mother. Thou indeed art our only hope, most sure and sacred in God’s sight…” (St. Ephrem the Syrian [306-373 AD])