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Behold, the handmaid of the Lord!
 
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March 25, 2019
The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Dear Family of Mary!  

Our Lady spoke through Jelena to the group on March 25th, 1985, on the Feast of the Annunciation: “Today, before God, I say my ‘Fiat’ for all of you. I repeat it: I say my ‘Fiat’ for all of you. Dear Children, pray, so that in the whole world may come the Kingdom of Love. How mankind would be happy if love reigned!”


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
 
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

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.


32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; 
and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; 
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?”

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     
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc.
 
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.   

V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.     
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
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:

Prayer to Our Lady of the Annunciation
By Blessed James Alberione

Queen of heaven and earth,
daughter of the Father,
Mother of the divine Son,
spouse of the Holy Spirit,
I praise God for the unique grace given to you.

Mary, you became the great Mother of our divine Savior,
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!    
 
  
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

PS. I will send out the message as soon as I can today!