Happy Feast of the Annunciation!

Our Lady’s residence at Nazareth, where the Word became flesh

A happy and most glorious feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady! Today we celebrate the wondrous message brought to a humble Virgin of Nazareth by an angelic visitor, who told her that God had chosen her to be the Mother of the Savior. Her response, her unequivocal and whole-hearted fiat, “let it be done”, changed the course of human history, the Word of God coming to earth at that moment for our salvation.

Let us give thanks to God this day for Mary’s “yes” and for the coming of the Son of God that occurred on this beautiful day. Let us also strive to imitate in our own lives Our Lady’s complete, joyful, trusting abandonment to the Will of God and her ardent dedication to the fulfillment of His Will at every moment of her life.

Dixit autem María: Ecce ancílla Dómini, fiat mihi secúndum verbum tuum.

And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word.

Luke 1:38

March 25, 2019