|The Immaculate Conception is a painting by Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770). "Surrounded by angels, God receives the Virgin with open arms. The triangular halo on his head signifies the trinity. The Virgin is kneeling in devotion, and from the sky above, the Holy Spirit sheds his light upon her. She is crowned with stars, and at her feet are the crescent moon, the terrestrial globe and the snake of original Sin. All these images are associated with the Lady of the Apocalypse – a symbol of purity and the prefiguration of the Immaculate Conception – as are the obelisk, the angel holding a mirror and the palm, which are all references to the Virgin." Source|
SPECIAL - Monday December 9, 2019 Mass 10:00 am
On Monday, December 9, the Saint Leo Abbey monks celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
A Solemn Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am in the Abbey Church.
There will not be a 12:00 pm Mass on Monday.
Solemn Evening Prayer will be celebrated at 5:00 pm.
All are welcome.
For any questions:
Saint Leo Abbey Communications
Telephone: 352-588-8181 (Liturgy Office)