22 Nov 2016
Oops! Mea culpa! We forgot.................
.....that the 21st November is the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple but it also happens to be Pro Orantibus Day - a day set aside to pray for those who pray.
In 1997 Pope Saint John Paul II recommended that an ecclesial event be observed worldwide on November 21, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Presentation in the Temple — a day meant to especially remember and thank those in the cloistered and monastic life (who live “in the Temple”, as it were) for serving as “a leaven of renewal and of the presence of the spirit of Christ in the world.” It is also intended to remind others of the need to provide both spiritual and material support “for those who pray.”
Aleteia has a great round up about the day Happy Pro Orantibus Day! What it is, and why you should care
But to all those who pray for the world, we say thanks and whisper an Ave in appreciation.