better known as

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
or as

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple


and in secular circles,

it's known as

Ground Hog Day


...another festival of light

Presentation of Jesus in the TemplePresentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple

Presentation of Christ in the Temple
poem by Harold Macdonald

Candlemas Procession
Thomas Merton - poem

Candlemas Sermon
Archbishop Desmond Tutu - February 1 2004

If Candlemas...
A weather aphorism

A Light to Lighten the Gentiles
the penultimate WORD

Candlemas - Rocket Ship
a NASA scoop

Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Luke Chapter 2


Pigeons - The Christmas Bird

I wanted to be in on it...!
the penultimate WORD

...for my eyes have seen your salvation...
the penultimate WORD

Your power... will bring honour to your people Israel
the penultimate WORD


Gloria in excelsis Deo

Festivals - 2007

Festivals of Light