As a new Catholic, I was looking ahead on the Catholic calendar, and I noticed the 'Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary" to be celebrated this upcoming Thursday. One thing caught my eye as I had never heard or read of this before as I thought the only two humans born without original sin were Christ himself (both divine and human) and His “Blessed Mother”. But according to the Catholic Culture Calendar at catholicculture.org/lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2007-05-31 John the Baptist was cleansed of original sin in his mother’s womb when the Virgin Mother visited John’s mother, Elizabeth during the visitation. :eek: I quote,
“The feast of the Visitation recalls to us the following great truths and events: The visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth shortly after the Annunciation; the cleansing of John the Baptist from original sin in the womb of his mother at the words of Our Lady’s greeting; Elizabeth’s proclaiming of Mary—under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost—as Mother of God and “blessed among women”; Mary’s singing of the sublime hymn, Magnificat (“My soul doth magnify the Lord”) which has become a part of the daily official prayer of the Church…]”
My question is where did this revelation come from? Is this widely accepted? How did our “Blessed Mother” do this or was it Christ in her womb that did it? Please give me some background on this. Also, anyone else born without original sin? :shrug:
As a new Catholic, I usually learn something new almost daily. But this would be huge for today’s lesson.