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Dom Gueranger and the Immaculate Conception

Canisius | 08 December, 2007 20:30

Dom Louis Soltner reports in his biography of Dom Gueranger, Solesmes and Dom Gueranger (80-81), that the good abbot was asked by Pius IX to write something about the Immaculate Conception. It was a secret document, never went beyond draft form, and remained unpublished, but its influence was widely felt: the Pope followed the order of Gueranger's document and borrowed its liturgical argument in his proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854.

Dom Gueranger's entry in The Liturgical Year on the Immaculate Conception is available in English at the Catholic Culture website.


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