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Feast Of The Purification

The feast of the Purification also celebrates Our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple.  The Mosaic law required a mother to offer sacrifices before she could be allowed again to participate in worship.  In addition, it stipulated that a first born son should be offered to God Who would then return him to the parents for raising him.  The Blessed Mother and her Divine Son were exempt from these requirements because of Their sinlessness and holiness but They showed us the way of humility today.  We must imitate Them in offering ourselves to God.