Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Conception of the BVM

Octave Day of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Comm. Feria III of Advent III: Missa “Salve Sancta” Holy Mother Church celebrates the octave day of 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…