Posts Tagged ‘Candlemas’

Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry Purification of the Virgin

La Chandeleur, Candlemas

This day, second of February, is la Chandeleur, know in English as Candlemas, or the Purification of Mary. It celebrates the Blessed Virgin’s ritual purification, forty days after the birth of Jesus, and the redemption of the first-born according to Jewish law. To illustrate this post, a miniature from what may be the most beautiful […]