Tuesday, March 25, 2008

All turned around

This year, Easter has gotten the whole feastday cycle out of kilter. Not only was St. Joseph "transposed" and St. Patrick simply eliminated (except in Ireland, from what I understand!), even the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord has been bumped from its usual day (nine months before Christmas!) to next week. Well, the Incarnation itself was in view of our redemption through the Paschal Mystery (pace Duns Scotus and the Franciscans!), so it is most fitting. Today's coincidence of Easter Tuesday and the date of the Annunciation is almost an illustration of what St. Paul wrote to the Romans about God "who gives life to the dead and calls into being what never before existed."

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