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Monday, November 21, 2016

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady, according to tradition, was presented in the Temple at a very young age. We really know nothing about this feast, but it has always been important for the Society of the Sacred Heart as we celebrate its beginnings on this day. It was on November 21, 1800 that the Society began with the first vow ceremony. St. Madeleine Sophie was twenty-one years old, but she would be the one to soon lead the Society; she was elected the first Superior General and she governed the Society until her death in 1865.
We always enjoy remembering this birthday of the Society on this feast of Our Lady. When we honor Mary, she points us to her Son.
"Do whatsoever He tells you."  That is what she so often says to me so then I need to turn and discern with Jesus what it is He wants me to do.

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