“Through the sacraments of Christian initiation men and women are freed from the power of darkness. With Christ they die, are buried and rise again. They receive the Spirit of adoption which makes them God’s sons and daughters and, with the entire people of God, they celebrate the memorial of the Lord’s death and resurrection,” (Cf. Vatican Council II, Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity, Ad Gentes, no. 14).
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December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception