By Melanie Williams (Dec 8, 2016) Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the patronal feast day of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. It is a day of great rejoicing and celebrating the patronage of our Immaculate Mother over this congregation.
Each year tens of thousands of pilgrims visit the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Who are they, and what draws them here? The following is the latest in our "Pilgrims Progress" series. Meet Iliana Schoenbaum: