The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord
Dear Family of Mary!
I can think of no other way to celebrate this central and most powerful Solemnity than by recalling the words of Scripture (Luke 1: 26-38) and praying the Angelus! Holy Mother Church has given us this great mystery as a daily reminder of the Incarnation, which was achieved through the “yes” of Mary of Nazareth. We are struck with awe and wonder that we have such a Mother!
Luke 1: 26-38 The Annunciation
28 And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
35 And the angel said to her,“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
The Angelus Prayer
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
R. And dwelt among us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
And finally here is a beautiful prayer:
By Blessed James Alberione
daughter of the Father,
Mother of the divine Son,
spouse of the Holy Spirit,
I praise God for the unique grace given to you.
our Master, true Light of the world,
uncreated Wisdom, source of all truth and first Apostle of truth.
You gave the world the book to read, the eternal Word.
For this I bless the holy Trinity
and I ask you to obtain for me
the grace of heavenly wisdom,
to be a fervent disciple of Jesus
and to be lovingly devoted to the Church,
the pillar of truth.
Make the light of the Gospel
shine to the farthest bounds of the earth.
Queen of the Apostles, pray for us!
©Mary TV 2019
PS. I will send out the message as soon as I can today!