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Our Lady told me to share this joyfully!

"Enter fully into the Mystery of the Passion of Christ my Son this Lent. Then your fasts, prayers and almsgiving will bear eternal fruit.
Learn from Him, and teach with Him.
Suffer with Him, and heal through Him.
Hunger for Him alone.
Give for Him totally.
Gaze upon Him always.
Only then will you be victorious over the temptations and struggles of this life.

Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

This Feast is also know as Candlemas, and The Purification of Mary. The following hymn from Sacred Scripture establishes the event.

The Nunc Dimitis

Luke 2:22-40

8 When the days were completed for their purification 9 according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,
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just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,"
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and to offer the sacrifice of "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons," in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.
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Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, 10 and the holy Spirit was upon him.
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It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord.
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He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
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Saint Thérèse, in a letter in January 1889:

"He prefers to leave me in darkness rather than to give me a false glimmer that would not be Himself. I do not want created things to have a single atom of my love. I want to give all to Jesus, since He is making me understand that He alone is perfect happiness"

O Dear Little Flower, please pray for me as I encounter this present darkness. At times I feel as though my heart will not be able to continue beating. I pray, and all I hear in answer are echoes. I cry, and the warm tears burn rather than comfort. My only comfort is the Blessed Sacrament, without which I would surely despair. Thank you, dearest friend. Amen.