The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 21, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of November, repeating indefinitely
The three feasts of the birthday of Our Lady, the holy Name of Mary and her Presentation in the Temple correspond in the Marian cycle with the first three feasts of the cycle of feasts of our Lord; namely, Christmas, the Holy Name of Jesus and His Presentation in the Temple (February 2). The feast of the Presentation of our Lady was already in existence in the sixth century in the East; it was introduced in the West in the fourteenth century at the papal court at Avignon. The offering of Our Lady in the temple is one with that of Jesus; may our own be joined to theirs.