On the Annunciation and Mary's "Fiat" Saint Bernard of Clairvaux You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. … Continue reading On the Annunciation and Mary’s “Fiat” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Gospel. Luke i. 26-38. And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, … Continue reading The Annunciation by Rev. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900.
Feast of the Annunciation by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger. "And the angel Gabriel was sent by God into a city of Galilee called Nazareth, and the name of the virgin was Mary."--Luke 1. Athwart the somber season of Lent, the deepening shadows of which grow darker still until the bright dawn of the resurrection morn dispels … Continue reading Feast of the Annunciation by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger.
Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Today are strains of praise sung joyfully by the choir of angels, and the light of the advent of Christ shines brightly upon the faithful. Today is the glad springtime to us, and Christ the Sun of righteousness has beamed with … Continue reading Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus