Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Maxwell Johnson


This paper examines the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The feast of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most misunderstood in the Catholic liturgical celebrations. The purpose of this paper is to examine the various stages of the development of the dogma, history of the feast, liturgical celebrations of the past and the present, and its ecumenical implications.



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