Ineffabilis Deus. Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius IX on the Immaculate Conception (December 8, ). God ineffable — whose ways are mercy and truth. Immaculate Conception: Ineffabilis Deus. The Immaculate Conception. – Denis Vincent Wiseman, O.P.. On December 8, , Pope Pius IX, in the bull Ineffablis . On December 8, , Pope Pius IX, in the bull Ineffablis Deus, proclaimed: 1 Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus, quoted by Rene Laurentin, “The Role of the Papal.
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We are firm in our confidence that she will obtain pardon for the sinner, health for the sick, strength of heart for the weak, consolation for the afflicted, help for those in danger; that she will remove spiritual blindness from all who are in error, so that eeus may return to the path of truth and justice, and that here may be one flock and one shepherd.
For such dignity and authority belong to the Church that she alone is the center of truth and of Catholic unity. So at the instance and request of the bishops mentioned above, with the chapters of the churches, and of King Philip and his kingdoms, we renew the Constitutions and Decrees issued by the Roman Pontiffs, our predecessors, especially Sixtus IV, Paul V, and Gregory Ineffabiois in favor of the doctrine asserting that the soul of the Blessed Virgin, in its creation and infusion into the body, was endowed with the grace of the Holy Spirit and preserved from original sin; and also in favor of the feast and veneration of the conception of the Virgin Mother of God, which, as is manifest, was instituted in keeping with that pious belief.
Let all the children of the Catholic Church, who are so very dear to us, hear these words of ours. Accordingly, from ancient times the bishops of the Church, ecclesiastics, religious xeus, and even emperors and kings, ineffsbilis earnestly petitioned this Apostolic See to define a deuz of the Catholic Faith the Immaculate Conception of the most holy Mother of Ieffabilis. In like manner did they use the words of the prophets to describe this wondrous abundance of divine gifts inneffabilis the original innocence of the Virgin of whom Jesus was born.
For it was certainly not fitting that this vessel of election should be wounded by the common injuries, since she, differing so much from the others, had only nature in common with them, not sin. This has been the constant care of the Popes, as is shown by the condemnation of one of the propositions of Anthony de Rosmini-Serbati cf. Hence, nothing was dearer, nothing more pleasing to these pastors than to venerate, invoke, and proclaim with most ardent affection the Virgin Mother of God conceived without original stain.
And hence they affirmed that the Ineffabiljs Virgin was, through grace, entirely free from every stain of sin, and from all corruption of body, soul and mind; that she was always united with God and joined to him by an ineffailis covenant; that she was never in darkness but always in light; and that, therefore, she was entirely a fit habitation for Christ, not because of the state of her body, but because of her original grace.
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For more information about this site. They testified, too, that the flesh of the Virgin, although derived from Adam, did not contract the stains of Adam, and that on this account the most Blessed Virgin was the tabernacle created by Lneffabilis himself and formed by the Holy Spirit, truly a work in royal purple, adorned and woven with gold, which that new Beseleel  made.
Wherefore, in humility and fasting, we unceasingly offered our private prayers as well as the public prayers of the Church to God the Father through his Son, that he would deign to direct and strengthen our mind by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We have, therefore, a very certain hope and complete confidence that the most Blessed Virgin will ensure by her most powerful patronage that all difficulties be removed and all errors dissipated, so that our Holy Mother the Catholic Church may flourish daily more and more throughout all the nations and countries, and may reign “from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth,” and may enjoy genuine peace, tranquility and liberty.
God Ineffable–whose ways are mercy and truth, whose will is omnipotence itself, and whose wisdom “reaches from end to end mightily, and orders all things sweetly”–having foreseen from all eternity the lamentable wretchedness of the entire human race which would result from the sin of Adam, decreed, by a plan hidden from the centuries, to complete the first work of his goodness by a mystery yet more wondrously sublime through the Incarnation of the Word.
Decree of the Sared Cong. From this very doctrine, flourishing and wondrously propagated in the Catholic world through the efforts and zeal of the bishops, was made very clear by the Church when she did not hesitate to present for the public devotion and veneration of the faithful the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin.
She is celebrated as innocence never sullied and as the second Eve who brought forth the Emmanuel.
Excerpts God Ineffable–whose ways are mercy and truth, whose will is omnipotence itself, and whose wisdom “reaches from end to end mightily, and orders all things sweetly”–having foreseen from all eternity the lamentable wretchedness of the entire human race which would result from the sin of Ineffanilis, decreed, by a plan hidden from the centuries, to complete the first work of his goodness by a mystery yet more wondrously sublime through ineffabbilis Incarnation of the Word.
De Natura et Gratia, c. For, replying to us with a most enthusiastic joy, exultation and zeal, they not only again confirmed their own singular piety toward the Immaculate Conception of the most Blessed Virgin, and that of the secular and religious clergy and of the faithful, but with one voice they even entreated us to define our supreme judgment and authority the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin. Besides, we must note a fact of the greatest importance indeed.
Accordingly, from ancient times the bishops of the Church, ecclesiastics, religious orders, and even emperors and kings, have earnestly petitioned this Apostolic See to define a dogma of the Catholic Faith the Immaculate Conception of the most holy Mother of God.
The Council of Chalcedon — A. Haereses, book III, c.
Virgo by Josef Moroder-Lusenberg. These truths, so generally ineffabikis and put into practice by the faithful, indicate how zealously the Roman Church, mother and teacher of all Churches, has continued to teach this doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin. That we might proceed with great prudence, we established a special congregation of our venerable brethren, the cardinals of the holy Roman Church, illustrious for their piety, wisdom, and knowledge of the sacred scriptures.
To her did the Father will to give his only-begotten Son–the Son whom, equal to the Father and begotten by him, the Father loves from his heart–and to give this Son in such a way that he would be the one and the same common Son of God the Father and of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Of a Super Eminent Sanctity To these praises they have added very noble words.
In fact, it was quite fitting that, as the Only-Begotten has a Father in heaven, whom the Seraphim extol as thrice holy, so he should have a Mother on earth who would never be without the splendor of holiness. Finally, in their desire to impress this doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God upon the hearts of the faithful, and to intensify the people’s piety and enthusiasm for the homage and the veneration of the Virgin conceived without the stain of original sin, they delighted to grant, with the greatest pleasure, permission to proclaim the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin in the Litany of Loreto, and in the Preface of the Mass, so that the rule of prayer might thus serve to illustrate the rule of belief.
Papal Definition of the Immaculate Conception
That his most Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, was prophetically indicated; and, at the same time, the very enmity of both against the evil one was significantly expressed. The decree was promulgated on December 8,the date of the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception and followed from a positive response to the encyclical Ubi primum.
Cum Praeexcelsa, February 28, ; Denz. No wonder, then, that the Pastors of the Church and the faithful gloried daily more and more in professing with so much piety, religion, and love this doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mother of God, which, as the Fathers discerned, was recorded in the Divine Scriptures; which was handed down in so many of their most important writings; which was expressed and celebrated in so many illustrious monuments of venerable antiquity; which was proposed and confirmed by the official and authoritative teaching of the Church.