Sunday, March 25, is the Fifth Sunday in Lent.
March 25 is normally the feast of the Annunciation, but this important feast day is on Monday, March 26, this year.
This is the day when Mary heard the first “Hail Mary” — when the angel called her “Full of grace” and said, “The Lord is with you.”
It is interesting to note that the first half of the Hail Mary is all about the unborn Jesus. In addition to the angel’s greeting, it includes Elizabeth’s greeting during the Visitation: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
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