Contemplating the Immaculate Conception

This morning, we found Ralphie in our Nativity Scene. We had an indepth conversation about the Immaculate Conception. Like many Christians, Ralphie was confused about this feast day. I had to explain to Ralphie that it refers to the conception of Mary (by her parents Anne and Joaquim) to prepare her to bear the Son of God. She was born without sin due to her Immaculate Conception. (Note: We celebrate Mary's birthday September 8th... Nine Months from today's date.)