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Saint of the Day

February 2 — The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

     The law of God, given by Moses to the Jews, ordained that a woman, after childbirth, should continue for a certain time in a state which that law calls unclean, during which she was not to appear in public, nor presume to touch anything consecrated to God. This

Mass of the Day

February 2 - The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Introit: Psalm xlvii. 10-11

    We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple; according to Thy name, O God, so also is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth; Thy right hand is full of justice. Ps. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to