The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Simeon

“In the mysterious encounter between Simeon and Mary, the Old and New Testaments are joined. Together the ageing prophet and the young mother give thanks for this Light which has kept the darkness from prevailing. It is the Light which shines in the heart of human life: Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world, ‘a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for the glory of his people Israel.’ ” ~Pope St. John Paul II, Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tuesday, 2 February 1999)

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