Easter, Feasting, and The Annunciation

Apr 4, 2024

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John 3:30

Woman with outstretched arms on a mountain peak facing snow covered mountaintops and clouds.

Happy Easter! Hallelujah! Lent is over and the Easter season has arrived! This was seriously the busiest, but most joyful Lent for me. I had a perfectly imperfect Lent, filled with a little hunger, making some extra physical space for the Holy Spirit to do His work. And He did it. 

Be assured of this – even if you didn’t do everything perfectly. Perfect doesn’t matter with Christ. Intention counts – especially if you are out of your normal pattern. 

And then Easter comes – so we feast in celebration of the Lord’s resurrection to new life. We get our reward of good food and drink and the new hope of our eternal reward of heaven one day.

I am feasting on lots of things other than food this Easter Octave! I am feasting this year on the fact that my book is done and will be on sale this month! How exciting is that? Can you feast on something other than food? You bet! 

“Easter Week is the antithesis of Holy Week. Since the resurrection was the most significant event in the life of our Lord … where He made His divinity known to the entire world, Easter is the highest Sunday and Easter Week the great week of the entire Church year. No other feast is ever celebrated during this week.”

With Christ Through The Year, 1947, Bernard Strasser, p. 144. 

That’s why the Feast of the Annunciation was moved to Monday, April 8th this year. This is a Divine appointment that the Feast of the Annunciation has to be moved to the date of the Total Eclipse of the Sun and my consecration date to Jesus, through Mary. Oh my! I am in awe of this. 

In this week’s podcast episode, I recount my experience of Lent including my preparation for Marian consecration, and share all the ways I will be feasting this Easter season, and how you can feast and celebrate too. 

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    Resources Mentioned:

    Easter Octave Article

    Book: With Christ Through the Year by Bernard Strasser, 1947

    Book: 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, 2011

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