The Annunciation of Our Lord, Monday, 25th March 2019

Daily Word Of God

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The Annunciation is the beginning of our salvation which was fulfilled in the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.


  • The fear and doubt in Mary were overcome by her trust that in God’s providence that all will be well regardless what happens.


  • Today, we pray to Our Blessed Mother as Christians have done throughout the ages: “Hail Mary, full of grace, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death”.