Each year the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a special day of prayer in the Church for cloistered religious.  In 1953, Pope Pius XII made this feast day the annual day of prayer Pro Orantibus (for those who pray.)  At the General Audience on 21 November 2018, Pope Francis said that it is an “opportunity to thank the Lord for the gift of so many people who, in monasteries and hermitages, dedicate themselves totally to God, in silence, in a hidden life.”

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