“Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus!” we pray (in the responsorial psalm) on the final day of the liturgical year.
When I noticed this, I thought it was a misprint in the missal: Somebody, somewhere must have gotten ahead of themselves…and begun the holy season of Advent a day early.
19 days in: This is about when I start to get restless. I begin to wonder if Lent is ever going to end.
It’s probably not great form for a Catholic blogger to admit this, but for many years, I harbored a bit of a grudge against Mary.