"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Alma de Maria El Alma de Maria N.S. de la Encarnacion Concepcion Inmaculada Nuestra Señora De La Concepción Inmaculada The Soul of Mary The Virgin Annunciate The Virgin of the Dove
The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was proclaimed by Pius IV in 1854. The title of "Nuestra Señora De La Concepción Inmaculada" may be properly assigned to a variety of Marian figures. These all refer to the purity of Mary, although they may appear in a milieu of different poses and allegories. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is shown here…as a young girl with a crown of roses, with her hands crossed over her heart, holding a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, and staffs of roses and lilies to her chest, which represent her purity. She has a halo of stars around her head and clouds framing her.