The feast of the Immaculate Conception.

A great feast day today celebrating Our Lady, MAry, especially if you live in Lyon where residents light candles in their windows, “les illumieres de huit decembre.” The story goes that according to tradition the plague was rapidly approaching Lyon so the people of the city prayed to Our Lady and the pestilence stopped and didn’t come to Lyon!  It is celebrated every year as a “Festival of Lights” and is indeed quite breathtaking! ob_9456f8_merci-marie

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