Marian Icon - Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception Marian Icon

History of the Marian Prayer Program

The Immaculate Conception Prayer Program began August 7 at the 131st Supreme Convention in San Antonio, Texas. This program features an image of Mary as the Immaculate Conception, which is a copy of the original painting that is housed in the Cathedral Basilica Notre-Dame de Quebec in Canada. The church and the Archdiocese of Quebec are celebrating their 350th anniversary in 2014.

The Immaculate Conception Prayer Program is the 16th Marian Prayer Program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, beginning with the first program – honoring Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe - in 1979. In preparation for the 1982 Centennial of the Order, the second prayer program was initiated, which also highlighted the Immaculate Conception. Since then, the Blessed Mother has been honored by her Knights under her titles of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Pochaiv, Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Charity.

Throughout Iowa, the Icon will be in the possession of each Council for one week. The Icon will be present for Mass, special prayer services, visiting nursing homes, serving as special exhibits at religious education/faith formation events, and on display inside churches, rectories, and community centers.

Important Links - More Information:

Marian Prayer Book - Download PDF

Location & Schedule for Iowa - Download PDF/View Here

More information on this Marian Icon program:
http://www.kofc.org/un/en/service/church/marian/index.html

Information on the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2bvm23.htm

Resource on how to pray the rosary:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/devotionals/rosaries/how-to-pray-the-rosary.cfm

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