Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

On November 21, we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the occasion when Saint Anne and Saint Joachim presented their daughter to Zachary, the high priest in the Jerusalem Temple.

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on November 21. The Presentation recalls the day that Mary’s parents, Ann and Joachim, presented their holy young daughter to the priests in the Jewish Temple. Mary was to remain in the Temple and to be taught by the priests. She was to be educated about the Scriptures and to live a life dedicated to God.