Monday, March 31, 2008

Annunciation of Our Lord

Lk 1:26-38
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town
of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to
a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the
virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said,
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly troubled at what was said and
pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then
the angel said toher, “Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will
conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall
name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called
Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him
the throne of David his father, and he will rule over
the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there
will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can
this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And
the angelsaid to her in reply, “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, Elizabeth,
your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold,
I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according
to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

O MARY, conceived without sin, prayer for us who have recourse to thee.
HOLY MARY, pray for us!
IMMACULATE HEART of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
SWEET HEART of Mary, be my salvation!
OUR LADY, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

-Saint Alphonsus Liguori


Sorry for posting this so late...

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