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Answer... Enrique A. Eguiarte B.
Enrique A. Eguiarte B. (1960) is an Augustinian Recollect who holds a licentiate in Latin American Literature (1991) and Modern Languages (1996) from the Ibero-American University of Mexico City. He earned his doctoral degree in Letters and Philosophy from the University of Navarra, Spain, in 1999 and his doctorate in Theology and Patristics from the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum (2010) of…
Thanks for your question. Saint Augustine does not dedicate any sermon exclusively to what we know as feast of the Candelaria or the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Nevertheless, he makes an allusion to this event in various sermons, dedicating in most cases his attention to the figure of the old Simeon, who personifies the just who desire to see the Savior.
Through this, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, highlighting the figure of Simeon, appears in sermons 288,2; 370,2 and 198B. Allusions to the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple can also be seen in sermons 277, 17 and 163, 4. I hope that this may help you and be useful to you.
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