Tuesday, January 29, 2013

February 2: Candlemas

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Saturday, February 2, 9:30
Sung Mass of  the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
in the Extraordinary Form

 Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A. 

We invite you this Saturday to St. Augustine Monastery Chapel to the Traditional Latin Mass sung in honor of the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to Mosaic Law, she had to wait 40 days after giving birth before bringing a sacrifice to the temple. She complied in the presence of Simeon the just and the prophetess Anna. As Child Jesus is on this day recognized as the Light of the World, candles are blessed and distributed to the faithful.