About the Presentation of Mary
Feast Day: November 21
This date commemorates the day when Mary was dedicated to God at the temple in Jerusalem. Tradition holds that Sts. Joachim and Anne were thought to be barren. In thanksgiving for their daughter Mary, they took her to Jerusalem to consecrate her to God.
This concept is very understood. In this context, the word “pray” is misused or misunderstood. Catholics ask Mary and the saints to pray for us, much as we would ask a friend. This is not worship.