On February 2, 2018, which is the day celebrating the double Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (also called Candlemas), there will occur throughout the United States the gathering of faithful in their parish churches to pray the Rosary for the intention of the Purification of the Church, and the Triumph of the Light of Christ over all sin and error.
The Presentation celebrates the coming of Jesus Christ, the Light of
the World, into His Temple. It is, in fact, the premier Feast of Light¸
and the Triumph of Light over the Darkness of Evil. Traditionally called
Candlemas, it signifies the “success” and triumph of the Incarnation,
has been traditionally celebrated with triumphal candlelight
processions, and is the liturgical day designated for the blessing of
The Church has now been penetrated by a darkness greater than at any
time in its history – not only the darkness of sexual sins and other
moral “filth”, but that which consists of every conceivable form of
error masking itself as truth, and of darkness masquerading as light.
The task of unmasking these “thoughts”, and thus paving the way to the
Triumph of the Truth of Christ, has been entrusted to Mary. Most
specifically, it has been entrusted to Our Lady of the Rosary. St. Paul
writes, “The night is passed, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore
cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light.” The
Rosary, as revealed in the messages of Our Lady of Fatima, is this armor
of light possessing the power from God to cast off the works of
darkness which now pervade the Church, the world, and especially the
minds and hearts of individual Catholics.