Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Very Special Day

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, the day on which the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and asked her if she would be the Mother of God. Today is the beggining of the Novena for Impossible Intentions which you can find here.

I discovered recently in the Gilbert magazine that today is also Tolkien Reading Day. Pull out of one of Tolkien's wonderful books and enjoy. Celebrate the downfall of the evil lord Sauron by diving into one or more of his books.
So today we celebrate the annunciation and the downfall of Sauron. I don't think that is a coincidence. Tolkien was a Catholic and most likely chose that date on purpose.
But I must leave you to reflect on the possibilities for I should to follow my own advice and pull out a Tolkien book to celebrate these two joyous events.

1 comment:

Dr. Thursday said...

Thanks for noting this, Ria! I mentioned it in my own postings today.

There is something very satisfying here, thinking about these two "feasts" today, even though one is fictional and the other is the pivot date of all human history. Tolkien certainly knew what he was doing.