November 21st, the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady - the feast day of the Presentation Brothers and Presentation Sisters. It is an occasion each year when we celebrate our call and mission as religious men and women in the Presentation Congregations.
The feast recalls a Jewish custom whereby young Jewish men and women went to the Temple of Jerusalem to dedicate their lives to God.
In this feast we remember that Mary PRESENTS her life to God. Mary in turn PRESENTS Jesus to the world. This is the ideal of the Presentation Brothers and Sisters - to do their best to present Jesys Christ in the world today by the example of our lives.
Christmas ads have already appeared on our televisions. They remind us of a time of year that is fast approaching. Part of Christmas is the giving of gifts. The challenge for those of us as Presentation religious is to present our lives as a gift to others. Each one of us is blessed with many gifts, we may not think so but we are a gift to others.
“Never doubt the power of a small group of committed people to change the world for, indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade
Today is a day of celebration in Presentation schools and communities all around the world All associated with the Presentation Family, friends, staffs, parents and young people are invited to join with the Presentation Brothers in celebrating this great feast.
For those of you discerning your vocation in life - know that you on this special Feast dedicated to Mary our Mother, know that you are held in our thoughts and prayers.