Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Feast of the Presentation of Mother Mary 21st November 2016

This Feast, apart from its Biblical Content presents lofty and exemplary values and carries on a venerable tradition.

Mother Mary, is called "Temple of the Holy Spirit" an expression that emphasizes the Sacred Character of the Blessed Mother, now the permanent dwelling of the Holy Spirit of God.

The Oriental Liturgy has a most genial expression on this Feast : "The Temple is brought to the Temple".

Mother Mary is truly God's Temple because she is full of grace and because she bore in Her Sacred Womb Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word.

Thus, On this Great Feast Day We exult with great rejoicing in seeing this "Daughter of Sion" consecrated to the Lord. We sing with joy Her very expression : I fully rejoice in the Lord; my soul exults in my God, because He has clothed me with the robe of salvation, exactly as a Bride adorned with Her Jewels.

We look to Mother Mary and imitate her, making of our lives an act of worship of God, and making our worship a commitment of our lives.

Credits and References :

The Presentation
By Father Peter Gatti S.D.B.
Pages 4-5
Don Bosco's Madonna, Mumbai
November 1986

 

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