About Today, November 21, 2019; The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today we celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a feast honoring her presentation in the temple when she was a young child.
The tradition was celebrated as early as the 8th century in the East and later, adopted by the West.
The inspiration comes to us from a story in the Protoevangelium of James. 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
 F.L. Cross and E.A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 1121.
 Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”