Hail, O Favored one, the Lord is with you!
September 29, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
This is the Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael! I love this feast. I love the Archangels!! They are such a comfort for us in our daily battles. In honor of St. Gabriel, I would like to share the beautiful conversation that He had with one of us, Our Lady!!! Here it is, the Annunciation:
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 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, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?”
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. 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. For with God nothing will be impossible.”
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. (Luke 1:26-38)
What a moment that was!!! What an honor for Gabriel, to be the one to announce the coming of our Savior to Mary, and to receive her “yes”!! What an honor and a powerful joy!!
Our Lady now comes to us in a similar way with her messages. They are offers of grace to each of us, sent by the Lord through the Heart of our Mother. We have the honor to receive these words from Heaven, delivered by Mary, the Mother of God! And these words are life changing!
We are so blessed. Let us respond as Mary did, saying: Behold I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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