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Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist

October 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Feast Days, Liz Estler


Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist     Today is the feast day of Saint Luke the Evangelist.  He is responsible for writing the Gospel of Luke and also the Acts of the Apostles, sometimes collectively referred to as Luke-Acts! He was a physician, and painter (believed to have painted a portrait of Mary, the Mother of God, and Saints Peter and Paul), who, though not personally an eye-witness... Read More

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Christmas, Feast Days, Liz Estler, Mary


Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February 2 Although the Christmas season formally ended last month, this beautiful feast is the farthest extension of it.  In the early centuries, it was originally known as the Presentation of the Lord. Being observant Jews, the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph, in humility and obedience, went in accord with Mosaic law to the Temple in Jerusalem to consecrate... Read More

The Prophecy of Simeon


THE PROPHECY OF SIMEON “And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his Mother: Behold this child is set for the ruin and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; and thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35 1. We have already had prophecies concerning the future life of the Child. The Angel has... Read More

The Witness of Anna


THE WITNESS OF ANNA “And there was a prophetess called Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was far advanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. And she was a widow until four score and four years, who departed not from the Temple, by fastings and prayers serving day and night. Now she, at the same hour, coming in, gave praise to the Lord,... Read More

The Canticle of Simeon


THE CANTICLE OF SIMEON  “And [he] said: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word, in peace; because my eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before thy people: a light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and mother were wondering at these things which were spoken concerning him.” Luke 2:25-28 1. This,... Read More



SIMEON “And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Ghost was in him. And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. And he came by the Spirit into the Temple. And when His Parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according... Read More

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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  Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Praying Through Art At the Presentation of the Lord, Mary and Joseph present Jesus to God in the Temple as prescribed by law; Simeon and Anna are also present. “In honor of the divine mystery that we celebrate today, let us all hasten to meet Christ. Everyone should be eager to join the procession and to carry a light. “Our light candles are... Read More

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