Presentation of the Lord

Candlemas — Light to the Nations

I recently led a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem.  As we stood at the foot of the Temple Mount and remembered the Presentation of Jesus, several people had questions.  There were questions about the redemption of the first-born son.  About the rite of purification after childbirth.  About how to put Matthew and Luke together in terms of chronology and geography […]

Daily Catholic Quote – Canticle of Simeon

"The Presentation of the Lord" by Champaigne

“Lord, now you let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people: a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel.” (Canticle of Simeon, Nunc Dimittis, Luke 2:29-32) Please help us in our mission to […]