The concept of the Immaculate Conception of Mary gives me much hope. What I don't understand is why the official statue of the Immaculate Conception is not such as Mary depicted herself, as in the 'Miraculous Medal' where she said to put the words "Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you." Or the vision of Mary at Lourdes where she says, "I am the Immaculate Conception." Instead we have some other statue unrelated to either of these events. WHY???