Homily #121208b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias, Franciscan of the Immaculate, gives the homily on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. He highlights the fact that Mary’s Immaculate Conception is a great privilege to her and one that defines her very person. It is also a great privilege to mankind in that it is a personification of God’s divine mercy to us. O Mary, conceived without sin, Patroness of the United States, pray for us!