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  Lives of the Saints: February: 2. The Purification, Commonly Called Candlemas-Day
A young pigeon, or turtle-dove, by way of a sin-offering, was required of all, whether rich or poor; but as the expense of a lamb might be too great for persons in poor circumstances, they were allowed to substitute for it a second dove.
Re foretold to Mary her martyrdom of sorrow, and that Jesus brought redemption to those who would accept of it on the terms it was offered them; but a heavy judgment on all infidels who should obstinately reject it, and on Christians, also, whose lives were a contradiction to His holy maxims and example.
Mary, hearing this terrible prediction, did not answer one word, felt no agitation of mind from the present, no dread for the future; but courageously and sweetly committed all to God's holy will.
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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Blessed Virgin Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a weekly cycle of prayers said throughout the day, based on the Liturgy of the Hours, and consists of hymns, psalms, scripture, and patristic readings.
The central role of Mary in the belief and practice of Catholicism is reflected in the fact that many Catholic churches contain side altars dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
It was subsequently claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary during her sixteenth appearance in Lourdes on March 25, 1858 announced to Bernadette Soubirous "I am the Immaculate Conception".
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 Immaculate Conception   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roman Catholic theology maintains that since Jesus became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, she needed to be completely free of sin to bear the Son of God, and that Mary is "redeemed by the grace of Christ but in a more perfect manner than other human beings" (Ott, Fund.
The Blessed Virgin Mary In the Roman Catholic church, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December is generally a Holy Day of Obligation, and a public holiday in countries where Catholicism is predominant.
Popular opinion was firmly behind accepting this privilege for Mary, but such was the sensitivity of the issue and the authority of Aquinas that it was not until 1854 that Pius IX, with the support of the overwhelming majority of Catholic Bishops, felt safe enough to pronounce the doctrine infallible.
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 The Virgin Mary
And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Gen 18:14.] Elizabeth greeted her: 'Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.' [Lk 1:45.] It is for this faith that all generations have called Mary blessed.
Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
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 Sermons Than Work
The Gospel chosen for the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and of the Purification of Mary is Luke's gospel chapter 2:22 - 40.
Mary and Joseph being devout and observant Jews, fulfilled the prescription of the Mosaic law concerning circumcision and presentation of the first- born to the Lord.
Simeon blessed Jesus' parents, but he warned that the child would be a sign opposed and that Mary would be pierced with a sword.
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 Purification
Today, the fortieth day after Christmass, is the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Candlemass.
The Feast of Purification is called Candlemas because it is the day on which the year's supply of candles for the church is blessed.
This ritual of the blessing of candles reflect's Simeon's song, when he states that the child Jesus is to be a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of His people Israel.
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 Purification of Mary
T is the festival on which the Church venerates the humility and obedience of Mary who, though not subject to the law of Moses, which required purification and presentation in the temple, yet subjected herself to it.
Learn, O Christian, from Mary's example to be truly humble and obedient, to be grateful to God for the benefits which your ancestors and parents have received, and to be on your guard never to give scandal, by failing to observe the commandments of God and His Church.
The Church desires that at the end of this time the mother, following Mary's example, should resort to the church to obtain the blessing of the priest, thank God for her delivery, offer the child to God, praying with the priest for the grace to bring up her offspring in sanctity and piety.
www.sspxasia.com /Documents/The_Church_Year/Purification_Virgin_Mary.htm   (1586 words)

  
 Blessed Virgin Mary
Although she is known by many names...Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,Queen of Peace, Mother of God, Advocate, Helper, Mediatrix, Our Lady, and Queen of Heaven, people throughout the world and throughout the centuries have sought her help when troubled.
Her sister Marie was there at the time and much later at the hearings for Therese's beautification, she testified to what had happened saw Therese in ecstasy.
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
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 Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary was founded in 1916 as an Italian ethnic parish.
As the growth of population in the area during the beginning of the century led to the creation of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish, so the loss of population at the end of the century led to its demise as an independent parish.
On September 8, 2007, the parish officially closed St. Agatha and renamed Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Holy Redeemer Church.
www.diopitt.org /archives/Purification_of_the_BVM_Photos_Page.htm   (421 words)

  
 Presentation of the Lord in the Temple
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of the Lord
Several events concerning Mary's life are commemorated during the yearly liturgical cycles of Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian Churches.
Mary is a model of contemplative prayer specifically because of her pondering (presentation of 12 year old Jesus in the Temple), meaning: assimilating events of her life--which happened to be important events of salvation history--examining them in her heart...
www.udayton.edu /mary/liturgicalseasonsFeb.html   (415 words)

  
 St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Mary's Catholic Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
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Your site, St. Marys Catholic Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been chosen to receive the beautiful The site is well laid out, informative and a credit to your parish.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Candlemas
Also called: Purification of the Blessed Virgin (Greek Hypapante), Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
According to the Mosaic law a mother who had given birth to a man-child was considered unclean for seven days; moreover she was to remain three and thirty days "in the blood of her purification"; for a maid-child the
The blessing of the candles did not enter into common use before the eleventh century; it has nothing in common with the procession of the Pupercalia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03245b.htm   (927 words)

  
 Presentation of Jesus in the Temple - Iconography
The event pictured at left is referred to sometimes as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin and sometimes as the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
In a further conflation, the child is taken in arms not by a priest but by a man named Simeon who had been promised that he would see the Messiah before his death.
Medieval and later images of the Purification / Presentation normally include candles to refer to the feast and to the belief that Christ is indeed the light to the Gentiles.
www.aug.edu /augusta/iconography/purification.html   (542 words)

  
 The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
I imagine it must have been a blessing to her being thus allowed to stay at home and care for her baby.
In the case of poor people, a lamb was not required but two pigeons or turtle doves had to be brought – one as a burnt offering and the other as a sin offering.
Our Blessed Lady, the purest of virgins, in her great humility, came like every other mother for this ceremony of her ‘purification’, desirous as she was to honour God by every prescribed observance and act of religion.
www.latin-mass-society.org /purification.htm   (646 words)

  
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Moreover she was to remain three and thirty days "in the blood of her purification." For a maid-child the time which excluded the mother from sanctuary was even doubled.
When the time (forty or eighty days) was over the mother was to "bring to the temple a lamb for a holocaust and a young pigeon or turtle dove for sin." If she was not able to offer a lamb, she was to take two turtle doves or two pigeons.
The feast appears in the Gelasianum (manuscript tradition of the seventh century) under the new title of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
www.sttimsknights.com /News_Letters/feb_2006/news1.htm   (527 words)

  
 MARY'S INDEX
THE SCHOOL OF MARY: EXCERPTS FROM THE CITY OF GOD, Ven.
FFERING OF THE MERITS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
MARY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS by St. Alphonsus Liguori
www.catholictradition.org /Mary/mary-index.htm   (555 words)

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