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March 25, 2009

Today is the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. That is when the archangel Gabriel asked the virgin Mary if she would accept God’s will for her to become the mother of the Savior. Mary said “Yes” even before she knew all that would be asked of her. We, too, are all called to say “Yes” to God’s will.

Scripture: 

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 to me according to your word.”

And the angel departed from her.

Luke 1:26-38 RSV-CE

Prayer:

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
Thy grace into our hearts;

that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son,
was made known by the message of an angel,

may by His Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of His Resurrection,

through the same Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Closing portion of the “Angelus”

On this day commemorating the conception and incarnation of Our Lord Jesus, the Christ, in the womb of his mother Mary who trusted fully in the words of God delivered by the messenger Gabriel, this blog is launched on a mission to spread the Gospel of Life to all who take up the challenge of being faith-filled citizens and are open to the Lord’s will!

Much is planned, so please check back at least once a week 🙂

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2009 10:31 pm

    The new format looks very good, but PLEASE keep it simple and avoid the temptation to add too much information and clutter the blog with extraneous material!

    God bless your efforts and make them fruitful in His Holy Name!

    • Faith Citizen permalink*
      March 26, 2009 7:50 pm

      Thanks for the comment! My goal is to make this site as useful and appealing as possible, and to avoid the traps that you mentioned. Please do provide further feedback if you think it is getting too cluttered.

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