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Presentation of Mary

Presentation of Mary

November 21

– Compiled under the direction of Father Johann Roten, S.M.

This index of material included in the All About Mary website, brings together resources that pertain to this feast. Additional resources may also be available by using the provided search tools.

Mary's Life

See: Magisterial Documents: The Life of Mary

What are the aspects of Mary’s person and life, which are related by the various apocryphal writings? See: Apocryphal Writings on Life of Mary

Who are Mary's parents? See: Parents of Mary

Did Mary have any brothers or sisters? See: Siblings of Mary


See: Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The following feature points to the evolution of Marian Feasts in the recent past. See: Liturgical History of Marian Feasts 

Does the liturgy give us any hints about Mary's life? See: Liturgy, Life of Mary in the


The Scriptures tells us nothing of Mary's hidden life. The inspired Word of God gives us no word about her Presentation in the Temple, the feast which we celebrate each year on November 21. However, we do have the testimonies of tradition which are based on accounts which come to us from apostolic times. See: Presentation of Mary: November 21


Includes the following poems: "November Eleventh," "November Memories," "Our Lady of the Eucharist," "The Queen of Purgatory," "Our Lady of Mercy," "Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament," "Our Lady - Skyscraper in the Night," "Our Lady Compared to a Space Ship," "Mary on Her Way to the Temple," "Mother of Mercy," "Thanksgiving," "Thanksgiving Day Grace," "Family Portrait," "After Holy Communion," "Mary," "Shield Us from Danger," "Mother of Grace." See: Poems for November


Types of icons appropriate to the liturgical feastday. See: Icons

Joachim and Ann: Presentation of Mary, work of Robert F. McGovern (open link then scroll to end) See archived page.

Image shown: Presentation of Mary, St. Mary Perivleptos Church, Ohrid Icon Gallery

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