Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Daily Reflection — Mary’s Dedication to God, and Ours

"Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple" (detail) by Titian [CC BY 2.0]

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49) Today we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple. We do not have an account of this event in Sacred Scripture, but the story and its place […]

Daily Quote — St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori

“Hence, from the first moment of her existence, she began to love God with all her strength and gave herself wholly to him. But her most holy soul awaited with earnest desire the time when she could, in reality, consecrate herself entirely, and with a public solemnity, to God. Let us consider, then, with how great a fervor the loving […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John Eudes on the Presentation of Mary

"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

“God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility, and abhorrence of pride. She possessed, even from her infancy, a far greater horror of pride and ambition, and a far deeper love for humility than all the saints together. It was the first virtue that she practices. She abased and humbled herself before […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John Eudes on the Presentation of Mary

"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

“God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility, and abhorrence of pride. She possessed, even from her infancy, a far greater horror of pride and ambition, and a far deeper love for humility than all the saints together. It was the first virtue that she practices. She abased and humbled herself before […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Eudes on the Presentation of Mary

"Mary Untier of Knots" (detail) by Johann Georg Melchior

“God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility, and abhorrence of pride. She possessed, even from her infancy, a far greater horror of pride and ambition, and a far deeper love for humility than all the saints together. It was the first virtue that she practices. She abased and humbled herself before […]

Three (Simple) Ways to Observe the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters

On November 21, the Church celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  You might be thinking, “Wait a minute. Didn’t we celebrate that earlier in the year?” We did indeed celebrate a presentation feast day earlier in the year – on February 2, as a matter of fact – but that was the Presentation of the […]