Obedience

February 2: THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD


  February 2 THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD Happy feast of the Presentation of Our Lord! This feast was first observed in the Eastern Church as “The Encounter”. It would later be observed in the West during the 6th century, wherein in Rome, it acquires a more penitential character, whereas in Gaul (France) with solemn blessings and processions of candles, popularly known as “Candlemas”. The presentation of the Lord concludes the celebration of the Nativity and, with the offerings of the Virgin []

FLIGHT TO EGYPT: ST. JOSEPH’S FAITH AND OBEDIENCE.


  FLIGHT TO EGYPT: ST. JOSEPH’S FAITH AND OBEDIENCE “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. []