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Presentation of Mary (November 21)

This Feast celebrates the dedication of the church of St. Mary built in Jerusalem near the site of the Temple.According to an early tradition, probably legendary, Mary was born to Sts Ann and Joachim in Jerusalem, in a neighborhood close by the temple. At the age of twelve, she was presented there to learn the law of God. The present Church of St Ann, a favorite place of pilgrimage, marks the ancient site today.