Monday, March 31, 2008

Feast of the Annunciation

A photo of Philippe de Champaigne's The Annunciation (ca. 1644) by photographer Michael Weinberg.

It's been a busy weekend and I am still working on getting photos online of the Helper's prayer vigil on Saturday, and a "Tridentine" wedding which took place that same day.

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation and it marks the day that the Blessed Virgin Mary said, "Yes" - her fiat (let it be done unto me...). Nothing is forced on us by God and Mary holds a special place in Catholicism because without her fiat, the Word could not have become Man. In the Garden of Eden, Eve committed an act of disobedience to the will of God. Mary, through her act of obedience to God's will, became the new Eve.

This feast was transferred from March 25th because it fell in Easter week.

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