Light All Your Candles for the Presentation of Our Lord

Not only is today Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day, it’s also the Presentation of Our Lord on the Christian calendar. Today is a feast to commemorate Joseph and Mary taking the infant Jesus as a first-born son to the Temple for the ceremony commanded by God through Moses to induct him into Judaism.

Simeon and Anna were at the Temple, as they had been for thousands of days, waiting to see the Messiah. They recognized him.

This feast is also called Candlemas, and it involves blessing candles and lighting them. Try lighting up your candles to symbolize the light of the world arriving in His own temple.

This is also a good day to pray from the poor, migrants, immigrants and refugees, the Holy Family being one of this number.