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Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

November 21 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Today we observe the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a child, Mary was presented in the Temple of Jerusalem by her parents, Saints Anne and Joacim. While we are not given an account of Mary’s early life in the Bible, there are apocryphal writings that recount this event. Joacim receiving a heavenly message that Anne would bear a child and as a thanksgiving, Mary was consecrated to the Lord at the Temple. The Feast was initially celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church during the 15th century after Pope Gregory XI established it, but it was removed by Pope Pius V in the next century. Eventually, the feast was re-established by Pope Sixtus V in 1585.

Prayer for the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

As we venerate the glorious memory
of the most holy Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, O Lord, through her intercession,
that we, too, may merit to receive
the fullness of your grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 


November 21
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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