“Our Rev. Father announces in the church that the conception of the Blessed Virgin, pure and immaculate, has been declared an article of faith by the Sovereign Pontiff in the presence of more than two hundred bishops. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee! O Mother without spot, protect thy house in the Woods! We assembled the Community at our return to chant the Te Deum in the chapel; it will be sung again this evening at Vespers and Benediction, the chapel in its best.” -From St. Mother Theodore’s diary.