The Feast of the Encounter (one of the 12 Major Feasts) is the Feast when we remember the prophet Simeon and the prophetess Anna meeting the 40-day old Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus was brought to the Temple by Joseph and Mary.

Because we did not fast we were banished from paradise. So then let us fast so as to return back to paradise. (St. Basil, On Fasting, 1) Although our time has brought with it many changes in church laws, traditions, and discipline, and the Second Vatican

Saturday May 13, 2017 will mark the 100th Anniversary of our Lady’s First Apparition to three children Lucia, Jacinta and Francesco in Fatima, Portugal. These apparitions and the messages have been approved by the Church. To commemorate this great anniv