Hail Mary! – The Feast of the Annunciation

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While pondering the Incarnation of Christ, we cannot ignore the human mediary, Blessed Virgin Mary of whom was born Christ the Lord. Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, when the church contemplates the role of the unassuming virgin of Nazareth in bringing the Son of God into the world. God could have ordained this in any other fashion of His choice. But we know through history and the Gospel, this is how the Savior of the world came into existence, of course through the Holy Ghost.
The Angelus, another devotional beautifully summarises this:
God’s initiative: The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
And she was conceived by the Holy Ghost
Human cooperation: Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done unto me according to thy word
Supernatural event: And the word was made flesh
And it dwelt among us.
Intercession: Pray for us O holy mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ
Pour forth we beseech thee O Lord thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of thy son was made known by the message of an angel. May we through His passion and death brought to the glory of the resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen to Magnificat by John Michael Talbot.

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