This past Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Also called Candlemas and the Feast of the Purification, the feast marks the official end of the Christmas season and represents the fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.
According to Mosaic law (Leviticus 12:2-8), Mary presented her Son at the temple forty days after his birth, which marked the first solemn introduction of Christ into the House of God.
Archmere community members congregated to celebrate Mass Sunday morning in Saint Norbert Oratory, appropriately dedicating the space to the Blessed Virgin and renaming it The Immaculate Conception Oratory and Spirituality Center in Saint Norbert Hall. In 1932, the Priory of Archmere Academy (The Patio) was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.