Feastday: God Has Entered His Temple With His Mother, the Ark of the Covenant

I love to read Msgr. Pope’s columns. They are always so liturgically rich and lucid, full of wisdom, analogical fulfillment, and moral application. He writes here today of the two feasts: The Purification and the Presentation.

And the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his Temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? (Mal 3:1-2)