Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

More Resources

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary and the Saints? A Lesson Plan

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.

Where Did This Feast Day Come From?

The feast dates back to the 11th century in the Byzantine Catholic Church. It was added to the Roman calendar in the 15th century. Read more.






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