Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Celebrating belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated December 8th.
This celebration is special for anyone who spends it on campus at The University of Saint Mary of the Lake, whose chapel and statue represent the The Column of the Immaculate Conception, or la Colonna dell'Immacolata.
The Chapel at University of Saint Mary of the Lake was completed in 1925, and is set upon a knoll overlooking the lake. It was made in honor of Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception. Above the entrance is the inscription Deo et Beatae Virgini Sacrum, indicating that the building is dedicated to God and the Blessed Virgin. The titles of Mary from the Litany of Loretto are inscribed in Latin along the ceiling inside the Chapel. (Main chapel is the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, and she is the Patron Saint of our institution).