I am the Immaculate Conception
St Bernadette said: "With her two arms hanging down, she raised her eyes and looked up at the sky, and it was then that she told me, joining her hands together now at the height of her breast, that she was the Immaculate Conception. Those were the last words she ever said to me."
With these words, the Virgin Mary at Lourdes confirmed the dogmatic declaration by Pope Bl Pius IX of her Immaculate Conception two years previously in 1854.
My sermon for today can be read here.