Friday, March 25, 2011

The Annunciation.

Luke 1:26-38
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, full of grace, 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 done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. I must admit, I forgot about the feast until last night. Thankfully, I came up with these little cupcakes. The kids thought they were fun. The angle is of course for the Archangel Gabriel. The cupcake with blue frosting is for the Blessed Virgin Mary, as she is often pictured wearing blue. I tried to put a red hot inside each cupcake to represent Jesus, however, little did I know they just melt down and disappear. (We did taste the cinnamon flavor it added though!) And together we prayed the Angelus. Happy Feast Day!

Mary, may we follow your example and say "YES!"

to all that God would ask of us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

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