Candlemas: ‘A light to the revelation of the Gentiles’

Simeon must have stunned Mary and Joseph with what he foresaw for the infant Jesus. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Feast of Candelmas, we remember that ancient ceremony consecrating Jesus to the Lord with the blessing of candles. The following day, Sunday, Feb. 3, marks the healing Feast of Saint Blaise, which will include the blessing of throats at all Masses. Learn more about Candelmas at About.com – Catholicism.

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