February 2, 2014
(The Feast of The Presentation of the Lord)
The old man Simeon said this prayer to God in the Temple as he held the child Jesus. Today we call it the Canticle of Simeon:
“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” Lk 2:22-40
The Purification of Mary, The Presentation of the Lord, The Feast of the Meeting (with Simeon and Anna), Candlemass Day.
A lot of events. A big day in the lives of this Holy Family. Joy and Sorrow. Fulfilled obligations and reverent devotion. The Promise fulfilled. HOPE for the world!
Homily for today: “Big Words – THE Word“
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