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So it’s almost the end of the Great Season of Lent.  We have now entered Passiontide, which includes both this week, and next week, signaling then end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week.  However, before we can fully enter into this great ending to Lent, where we will hear that fateful command that “as I have done for you, you should do also” we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation.  This solemnity is celebrated a day late this year because the 25th falls on a Sunday, and is thus transferred to the next day.

“Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.””  We too must follow this fateful command of the Blessed Mother.  We must not only do whatever he tells us, but also, let it be done unto us according to His Word. His Word is the most important thing for us to follow.  We must follow Him in all that he calls us to do.

Let our prayer be that as we enter into this most Holy Season of Passiontide, we may more fully participate in Christ’s plan for ourselves as we await his heavenly splendor.  Amen