Founded for the glory of God and inspired by the example of St Francis of Assisi, Little Portion Hermitage is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. We believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims to be revealed by God. The hermit residing at Little Portion is a person in Consecrated Life in accord with Canon 603, under the jurisdiction of the bishop of the Diocese of Portland, ME.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Feast of the Annunciation
The Lord give you peace.
Just a quick note to say happy feast day on this Feast of the Annunciation. Today we celebrates Our Lady's "YES" to God's invitation to help bring Christ into the world some 2000 years ago. Through our Baptism and Confirmation each of us has been given the grace to echo Mary's YES to the invitation to bring Christ into the world today through our words and deeds. Bringing Christ to the world, being Christ's representative in the world is in fact every Christians primary vocation.
Each time we receive Christ in the Eucharist, the Holy Trinity Who is really, truly, substantially present in what used to be bread and wine enters more deeply into us and we into Christ. We are transformed little by slowly into the sort of woman or man God has created us to be; the sort of person who can bring the life-giving message of Jesus Christ to a world sorely in need of the happiness, healing and hope that can be found fully, definitively, finally only through Him, with Him, and in Him.
In short, I pray you enjoy this day!
As for me, since the rule of abstinence from meat on Friday during Lent is lifted on this particular Feast, I am going to eat a pound of bacon for breakfast, a big fat double decker hamburger for lunch, and a then make a pot of chilly for supper. I burp just thinking about it. :-)