Monday, March 31, 2008

Annunciation March 31

In 2008, because March 25 falls during the Octave of Easter, the Annunciation is celebrated on March 31.

"Love and veneration are due to Mary for her own sake, because she is the Mother of mankind; because above all other mere creatures she has been sanctified by the Holy Spirit; and because in being chosen the Mother of the Incarnate Son, she is the Mother of us all."

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Anonymous said...

"And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us."

In these anti-life days, I like to say that today (the anniversary of the Incarnation) is an even more important day than Christmas. A human life begins nine months before birth.

I think that the art depicted on the card was done by a priest named Henry van den Boogaard, possibly a member of the Congregation of the Holy Family. I found the site of a Florida church that boasts of having a huge mosaic of Jesus (as Prince of Peace) assembled by Father Henry.


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Micki said...

John - This is such a moving post. I wish more people could read it.
You always add such interesting information. Leave it to you to find Fr. Henry. Wonderful!