Monday, April 4, 2016

Feast of the Annunciation

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, the day on which we mark the announcement by the Angel Gabriel to Mary that she was to be the Mother of the Messiah.  Now, Mary was a young girl, a girl who never in her wildest moments, dreamed she would be chosen by God to be the Mother of His Son.  She was just going about her ordinary day when suddenly, she found herself in the presence of this heavenly being.  Astonished, she held back, but eventually agreed to the angel's request.  We too, can sometimes be surprised by a visit or an inspiration that our God has a special request for us.  Think carefully about saying no, for if we do, there may not be anyone else to do the deed or to reach out to someone in need.
The Feast was moved to today because it is traditionally celebrated on March 25th which was during Holy Week this year so it could not be celebrated then.
Sr. KM Donohue, OSU

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