Carissimi: Today’s Mass; The Conception of the BVM

Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Comm. Feria of Advent II: Missa “Salve Sancta” Holy Mother Church celebrates today the ancient feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. An innovation in 1854 by Pope Pius IX altered the title and Mass of the feast adding the word “Immaculate”, but primitively and more traditionally the…