I have good news for you today!
Yes, we are fasting during the season of Lent but did you know that in the midst of this fasting season, there are also many, many feast days?
If you are struggling with this season of fasting like I am, have hope! The season of Lent is filled with feast days and the next two weeks are especially good! :)
First of all, EVERY Sunday is a feast day. Early Christians recognized that Sunday, the day that Jesus was resurrected, was the most pivotal day of the Christian life. Sunday is in effect, a weekly mini Easter and so there is never any fasting on Sunday even during a season of fasting.
Upcoming feasts this week:
March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day
March 19th - St. Joseph’s Day
March 25th - The Feast of the Annunciation
Mark those dates on your calendar and stay tuned for the history, traditional foods and fun activities to help celebrate these momentous days!
Also, if you are troubled by what’s going on in the world around you and are having a hard time imagining how you could possibly feast at a time like this, here’s a helpful post on the Christian idea of defiant feasting.