These 10 powerful quotes can be used while meditating on the Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, or for marking the feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
1. God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law. (Galatians 4:4-5)
2. Mary hurries toward the place of sacrifice and holds the beloved Victim in her arms. (Alphonsus Liguori)
3. She enters the Temple, approaches the altar, and there, unassumingly, humbly and devoutly presents Him to the Most High. (Alphonsus Liguori)
4. She who gave birth was a Virgin, so that neither Son nor mother needed to be purified by sacrifices. (Anthony of Padua)
5. Jesus renews, here in the Temple, the self-oblation He had made at the moment of His Incarnation. (Columba Marmion)
6. The Son of God became man, and was circumcised in the flesh, not for His own sake, but that we might be circumcised in spirit. (Thomas Aquinas)
7. By this outpouring of His blood He showed that He was beginning to take on the burden of our sins and to appear on earth as a sinner. (John Baptist de la Salle)
8. Is there anything that could be more humiliating for the Son of God than to appear as a sinner, although He was holiness itself. (John Baptist de la Salle)
9. For our sake He was presented to the Lord that we may learn to offer ourselves to God. (Thomas Aquinas)
10. Christ willed to be thus offered as a sign of humility; so that by the merit of humility He might teach us to become worthy of Divine favour. (Thomas Aquinas)
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