Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Presentation of Mary

Today is the feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple, where according to tradition she was brought at the age of three by her parents, Saints Anne and Joachim to be raised among the daughters of Jerusalem. "Mary, led to the Temple in order to prepare in retirement, humility, and love for her incomparable destiny, had also the mission of perfecting at the foot of the figurative altar the prayer of the human race, of itself ineffectual to draw down the savior from heaven." (From Abbot Gueranger's The Liturgical Year, Vol XV ) This feast is a wonderful prelude to Advent.

Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has spoken and written a great deal about the worship of God in His Church, which is the new Temple of the Lord. Interesting articles HERE, HERE and HERE. Share

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