Annunciation of the Lord: Saturday 25th March, 2023

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Dear Friend in the Lord,

Annunciation of the Lord: In today’s feast, we renew our faith in God’s Mystery of sending the Angel Gabriel to Mary with the message that it is God’s Plan of Salvation that she conceives the Messiah through the Holy Spirit.  Ponder on, “Spend some time today, pondering on how Mary’s ‘Yes’ to God’s Will transformed all of humanity”.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:26-31,34-35, 38

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus.’

Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.’

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.