This much is clear: The Annunciation has been good to Nazareth.
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‘Little Bits’ had quite a dilemma on her hands yesterday—or more precisely, in her hands.
Heading into the home stretch on Lent this year… so how are those resolutions working out for you? You might find it fruitful to spend some of your time at Rann’s place…to check out what some Catholic bloggers have had on their minds in recent weeks.
My latest posts have touched on a number of subjects — including the spiritual link between two biblical women … thoughts about how gratitude is the best attitude when there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day … a reflection on the life-giving streams into which we sometimes accidentally step … and the grace to be found in the trying circumstances that sometimes surround us. Blessings to all!
Let us pause to recall that we are in the presence of the Holy One
Did you notice? There was blip in the rhythm of Lent today. We celebrated the feast of the Annunciation – the moment when Mary’s ‘yes’ changed things forever for humankind.
This year, the feast happens to come during the third week of Lent – just a couple of days after we hear the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. It’s an interesting juxtaposition, to consider the divine greetings these two women received.
Most years, the church celebrates the solemnity of the Annunciation – the feast commemorating Mary’s ‘yes!’ – on March 25. This year, because that date fell during Holy Week – the celebration was moved to today, April 8.
And isn’t it perfect that it falls on a Monday.