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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple

This feast of the Presentation of Mary in the temple does not have its origin in the canon of Scripture and so may just be a legend. However, this is a feast dear to the Society of the Sacred Heart as it is the day we celebrate our foundation on November 21, 1800 with the first vows of Sophie and her companions. In 1805, it will again be on November 21 when Philippine and five companions pronounced their vows in the second convent of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the former Visitation convent in Grenoble.

Today is also the eve of Thanksgiving. Let us take time to thank for all the wonderful people God has put into our lives and to thank Him for all the graces we have received. I think we so often forget to thank God for His tender, loving care of each of us.

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