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The Feast of the Annuncaition: What You Need to Know, and How to Celebrate

Here at The Little Rose Shop, we love liturgical living. We also absolutely love Mama Mary. When those two things combine, we are in for a treat!

What you need to know about the Annunciation:

The Annunciation is when the angel Gabriel appeared to young Mary and told her she would conceive a son by the Holy Spirit. Mary replied with her fiat, thus changing the world as we know it with her obedience, humility, and love of God to carry and become the mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Whoa. (Luke 1:26-38)

Celebrated on March 25th, this fiat changed the world and allowed human salvation through Jesus.

How we can celebrate:

-First of all, this is a solemnity and such a big deal that we can set aside our Lenten sacrifices for the day to truly celebrate this amazing feast day. Second cup of coffee, mmmmm.

-Pray the Angelus. This short but rich prayer contains the dialogue between Mary and the Angel Gabriel and is said at noon, and 6 pm. You can find it here.

-Join The Little Rose Shop in praying the Joyful mysteries of the Rosary. Download our Free Rosary Coloring pages! 

-Inspired by Kendra Tierney’s splendid book, Catholic All Year, we make waffles for dinner with all the toppings.

Why waffles? In Sweden, this feast is known as “Lady Day”  Vaffeldagen, which sounds a lot like waffles. We have jumped on the Tierney liturgical living train and also eat waffles. And we read the story of the Annunciation. 

Our hope is that by introducing these fun ways of liturgical living, we can bring this into everyday life. When our children leave our homes, they can remember that