Iconography of the Immaculate Conception – Part 1

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The traditional iconography of the Immaculate Conception depicts Mary dressed in white and blue. White, the color of purity, represents the candor that the Virgin enjoys, as she is unstained by original sin. The light white robe is then covered by the deep blue mantle, the color of the sky. Blue, therefore, becomes a symbol of God, whose power covers and protects Mary, so that no sin, even for an instant, can touch her. The Immaculate is the pure creature to whom God extends His own purity.

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