Today’s feast is an echo of the past Christmas season and the completion of the mystery of Jesus – born, revealed to Israel, manifested to the nations – is now encountered by the Church in the person of Simeon. In his prophecy Simeon both tells of the “light of revelation” and the sword that will pierce Mary’s heart. We know that Christ’s death will not overshadow the brightness of his light. We live the eternal spring – the new life that is Christ. Through his light, we can help dispel the darkness in this world.
(Sourcebook 2022, LTP)
Pictured is “The Presentation in the Temple” in stained glass, found in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The windows in the Chapel are a reflection on the Life of Christ, seen through the lens of the Gospel of Luke.