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  • [Catholic Caucus] A Woman Wrapped in Silence A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2015 7:08:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-24-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn preparation for today’s Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives)  by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a very brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner. I must say that I have always been moved, and intrigued, by the faith of the Blessed Mother, for she is “a woman wrapped in silence,” a phrase that forms the...
  • Chapter Talk by Sr. Maria Barrett

    03/25/2015 10:24:32 AM PDT · by Mad Dawg · 17 replies
    Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sr.Maria Barrett
    Today is the feast of the Annunciation. On this great day, the eternal Word of God stooped down from heaven, was made flesh, and came to dwell among us. In His great goodness, in the wise folly of His boundless love for us, God gave Himself to us, humbling Himself and taking the form of a slave so that we who had been conquered by sin and evil might in Him be made their conquerors. Yet today is not called the feast of the Incarnation, but rather the feast of the Annunciation. The great mystery of the incarnation was made...
  • Catholic Caucus: A reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation

    03/10/2015 6:56:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    America Needs Fatima ^ | Professor Plinio Corra de Oliveira
    This is a reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation. It discusses both since the feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel is on March24th, the vigil of the Annunciation.A comment on a passage taken from Saint Luke:"And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women"....
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-21-14, Fourth Sunday of Advent

    12/20/2014 6:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 21, 2014Fourth Sunday of Advent    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace,and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,he said to Nathan the prophet,“Here I am living in a house of cedar,while the ark of God dwells in a tent!”Nathan answered the king,“Go, do whatever you have in mind,for the LORD is with you.”But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?’ “It was I who...
  • The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger [Catholic Caucus]

    03/25/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 3+ views
    InsightScoop.com ^ | March 25, 2012 | Pope Benedict XVI
    "The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace" by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) | Ignatius Insight The mystery of the annunciation to Mary is not just a mystery of silence.It is above and beyond all that a mystery of grace. We feel compelled to ask ourselves: Why did Christ really want to be born of a virgin? It was certainly possible for him to have been born of a normal marriage. That would not have affected his divine Sonship, which was not...
  • "What's So 'Great' about Jesus?" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:35-45)

    03/24/2012 12:57:40 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 1+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 25, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Whats So Great about Jesus? (Mark 10:35-45)Today is March 25, which means it is exactly nine months before December 25. And being nine months before Christmas, March 25 is the day when the Annunciation of Our Lord--that occasion when the angel Gabriel came to the virgin Mary and told her she would conceive and give birth to a son--this is the day when the Annunciation normally would be observed. But since this year March 25 falls on a Sunday, in the season of Lent, the readings for this Sunday take precedence. But I do think that the words spoken by...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Marys Voice Part 3 (Submission) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/18/2012 11:21:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Jan 30th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Marys Voice Part 3 (Submission) Jan 30th, 2012by Gary Zimak. As we continue with Part 3 of a 7-Part series on Marys words in Scripture, Ill be taking a look at the final words of the Blessed Mother to the angel Gabriel. Last time we focused on Marys declaration that she is the Lords handmaid (servant). Essentially, Mary informed Gabriel that she considers herself to be the Lords servant. Furthermore, as a sign that she fully accepts her mission to bring the Savior into the world, Mary adds the words:May it be done to me according to...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Marys Voice: Part 1, Confusion [Catholic Caucus]

    02/11/2012 10:42:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com. ^ | Jan 15th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Marys Voice: Part 1, Confusion Jan 15th, 2012 by Gary Zimak. We have been blessed with several Church-approved apparitions of the Blessed Mother throughout the years. In each of these appearances, Mary has urged repentance and the importance of following Christs commands. As we struggle to lead holy lives, wouldnt it be nice if Mary could speak to us and give us the necessary encouragement to keep on the right path? Fortunately, that is entirely possible and it can happen TODAY! By opening up our Bibles, we can hear the Blessed Mother speak directly to us and...
  • Following The Truth: What If Mary Said No? (Catholic or Open)

    12/23/2011 9:48:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 68 replies
    CE.com ^ | October 13th, 2009 | Gary Zimak
    What If Mary Said No? October 13th, 2009 by Gary ZimakMost of us are familiar with the story of the Annunciation as told in Chapter 1 of Lukes gospel. The angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and informed her that she had been chosen to be the Mother of the Savior. Mary agreed, Jesus was born and the entire human race was redeemed. Sounds simple, right? Did you ever consider what would have happened if Mary said, no? Sometimes we forget that Mary had free will and wasnt forced to go along with the plan that would result in...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annuniciation (Patristic Rosary)

    10/01/2010 5:14:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/2/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Because October is dedicated in a special way to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, during the month I, as a dedicated patristiblogger, will work my way through the Mysteries of the Rosary offering some comments from the Fathers of the Church. Lets jump right in! 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annuniciation Commenting on Luke 1:26-38, the announcment of Jesus birth, St. Ambrose of Milan (+397) makes a connection between Mary and the Church. : And, therefore, the Evangelist, who had undertaken to prove the incorrupt mystery of the incarnation, thought it fruitless to pursue evidence of Marys...
  • The Wonder of Annunciation

    03/25/2010 12:11:11 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 107+ views
    On May14, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI visited the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel. Here is an excerpt from his homily: What happened here in Nazareth, far from the gaze of the world, was a singular act of God, a powerful intervention in history, through which a child was conceived who was to bring salvation to the whole world. The wonder of the Incarnation continues to challenge us to open up our understanding to the limitless possibilities of Gods transforming power, of his love for us, his desire to be united with us. The Spirit who came upon Mary...
  • "Luke's Lead-up to Christmas: The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist" (Advent sermon on Luke 1)

    12/02/2009 5:58:26 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | December 2, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Lukes Lead-up to Christmas: The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist (Luke 1:1-25)In a few weeks well be hearing one of the most familiar and well-loved passages in the Bible once again, and that is the Christmas Gospel, from Luke chapter two. But the fact that theres a chapter two must means that theres a chapter one before it. There is. And Luke chapter one is Lukes lead-up to Christmas, his account of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. Thats going to be our theme for this series of midweek services, as well as for the last...
  • Catholic Caucus: Having Life Chains to mark the Feast of the Annuniciation

    01/23/2009 1:48:11 PM PST · by topher · 3 replies · 175+ views
    January 23, 2009 | vanity
    The traditional Life Chain is held on the first Sunday in October. But should there be only one Life Chain per year -- especially if Congress addresses F.O.C.A. before next October? One solution is to have Life Chains as a semi-annual event. The 40 Days for Life is now a semi-annual event. The next problem would be if we have life chains twice a year, then when would be the most suitable time. It is my personal belief that the weekend before the Annunciation or the weekend after the Annunciation would be a great time. After all, that is the...
  • The Prayer of the Virgin Mary, The Magnificat - The Canticle of Mary

    12/22/2007 12:57:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 215+ views
    The Prayer of the Virgin MaryThe Magnificat - The Canticle of Mary Annunciation Fra Angelico - fresco from San Marco, Florence (detail) About the MagnificatThe Magnificat [Latin: magnifies], also called the Canticle of Mary, is recorded in the Gospel of Luke (1:46-55). It is the Virgin Mary's joyous prayer in response to her cousin Elizabeth's greeting (Luke 1: 41-45). This great hymn forms part of the Church's prayer in the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours). When it is recited as part of the Divine Office, it is followed by the Gloria Patri ("Glory be"). The traditional sung Magnificat...
  • MARY SINGS THE PRAISES OF GODS MERCY [Magnificat, Canticle of Mary]

    12/22/2007 12:50:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 308+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | not available | Pope John Paul II
    MARY SINGS THE PRAISES OF GODS MERCY Pope John Paul II In the Magnificat, the Blessed Virgin proclaims the greatness of God who called her, his humble handmaid, to be the Mother of his Incarnate SonAt the General Audience of Wednesday, 6 November, the Holy Father returned to his catechesis on the Virgin Mary with a reflection on her song known as the Magnificat. "With her wise reading of history, Mary leads us to discover the criteria of God's mysterious action. Overturning the judgements of the world, he comes to the aid of the poor and lowly", the Pope...
  • Day of the Unborn Child Celebrated Internationally on March 25, Remembrance of Christ's Incarnation

    03/26/2007 4:05:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 613+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/26/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    March 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Nations around the world observed the "Day of the Unborn Child" yesterday, established in growing ranks of countries as an official day of recognition for the unborn. The date coincides with the Christian celebration of the feast of the Annunciation, marking the incarnation of Christ in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The movement originated in El Salvador in 1993 as the "Day for the Right to be Born," and has since spread to include multiple countries in South and Central America, as well as the Philippines and Australia. Summarizing the intention of the commemoration...
  • Fiat! - Blessed Annunciation

    03/26/2007 10:13:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 179+ views
    WITL ^ | March 26, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    As it's more geared to today than yesterday, and given the prayer's provenance from this feast, here's a translation of Benedict XVI's talk at yesterday's Angelus. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! March 25th recalls the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year, it coincides with a Sunday of Lent, and is thus celebrated tomorrow. However, I'd like to dwell now on this stupendous mystery of the faith, that we meditate upon each day in the recitation of the Angelus. The Annunciation, recounted at the beginning of the Gospel of St Luke, is a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-26-07, Solemnity, Annuniciation of the Lord

    03/26/2007 8:41:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 209+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-26-07 | New American Bible
    March 26, 2007 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Psalm: Monday 11 Reading 1Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means God is with us!...
  • The Eve of the Annunciation

    03/24/2007 9:24:15 AM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies · 495+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 24 March AD 2007 | Tom Shelley
    The Eve of the Annunciation of Our Lord (March 24, AD 1996) was clear and still. This particular night was punctuated by a cosmic visitor, a denizen of the far ranges of the solar system briefly hurtling past the earth on its fleeting, slingshot-like spin around the Sun. Comets are no rarity--thousands have been discovered through the centuries, their orbits tracked, their positions plotted. But bright comets are scarce, and the forecasting of whether a particular comet will be bright enough to be seen unassisted by binoculars is a very inexact science. Too often expectations exceed actualities, and the cosmic...
  • Vatican changes dates for 2008 Annunciation, St. Joseph feasts

    08/02/2006 6:30:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 494+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 2, 2006 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) Because of conflicts in the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican has decided that in 2008 the dates of the feasts of St. Joseph and of the Annunciation of the Lord will be moved. Working a year and a half in advance to meet the needs of publishers of church calendars, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments published its notification on the 2008 changes in mid-July. In 2008, if the feast of St. Joseph were to be celebrated as usual on March 19, it would fall on the Wednesday of Holy Week and if...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-06, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

    03/25/2006 11:16:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies · 349+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-25-06 | New American Bible
    March 25, 2006 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Psalm: Saturday 15 Reading IIs 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means God is with us!...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF THE ANUNCIATION

    03/24/2006 12:35:13 PM PST · by MILESJESU · 19 replies · 453+ views
    http://desertvoice.excerptsofinri.com ^ | 3/24/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    1)Monday March 26, 2001 Eourth Week in Lent Reading I (Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10) Reading II (Hebrews 10:4-10) Gospel (St. Luke 1:26-38) Today we celebrate one of the greatest feasts in the Church year, the Feast of the Annunciation. 2) The Wonderful Exchange Tuesday March 25, 2003 Feast of the Annunciation Reading I (Isaiah 7:10-14) Reading II (Hebrews 10:4-10)Gospel (St. Luke 1:26-38)
  • THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

    03/24/2006 7:33:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 649+ views
    EWTN ^ | Not given | EWTN
    THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Feast: March 25 This great festival takes its name from the happy tidings brought by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, concerning the incarnation of the Son of God. It commemorates the most important embassy that was ever known: an embassy sent by the King of kings, performed by one of the chief princes of his heavenly court; directed, not to the kings or emperors of the earth, but to a poor, unknown, retired virgin, who, being endowed with the most angelic purity of soul and body, being withal...
  • Three Jewish Attackers Toss Firecrackers Into Nazareth Church, Sparking Riot

    03/03/2006 11:06:47 AM PST · by nuconvert · 156 replies · 2,796+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | March 3, 2006
    Three Jewish Attackers Toss Firecrackers Into Nazareth Church, Sparking Riot Friday, March 03, 2006 NAZARETH, Israel Three Jewish attackers disguised as pilgrims began throwing firecrackers inside one of Christianity's holiest sites Friday, police said, sparking a riot in this biblical town in northern Israel. At least seven people were injured as police struggled to bring the situation under control. Officials said the attackers were disguised as Christian pilgrims when they entered the Basilica of the Annunciation and threw the firecrackers. The attackers remained barricaded in the church in the Israeli-Arab town late Friday, as several thousand angry protesters blocked...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-04-05, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

    04/04/2005 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 378+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-04-05 | New American Bible
    April 4, 2005Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Psalm: Monday 17 Reading IIs 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,"I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!"Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means "God is with us!" Responsorial...
  • Houses of Worship: Cover Story -- Time and Newsweek put the Gospels to the test.

    12/10/2004 5:37:56 AM PST · by OESY · 23 replies · 981+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2004 | GEORGE SIM JOHNSTON
    The newsweeklies discovered long ago that Jesus Christ sells magazines. So it is not surprising to find him on the covers of Time and Newsweek a few weeks before Christmas.... What are we to make of the Gospel accounts of the Nativity? For a Christian, of course, they are true, an article of faith. But faith does not preclude looking at them as historical and literary documents.... Since the late 18th century, there has been a scholarly assault on the four Gospels, and some of the "experts' quoted by Time and Newsweek are simply bringing up the rear of this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 3-25-2004 - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

    03/25/2004 5:29:19 AM PST · by Desdemona · 11 replies · 281+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 25, 2004 | USCCB
    March 25, 2004 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Psalm: Thursday 15 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading I Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, "I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!" Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary people, must you also weary my God? Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin...
  • Discipleship in Mary

    03/25/2004 5:24:33 AM PST · by Desdemona · 19 replies · 222+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 25, 2004 | Matthew Tsakanikas
    by Matthew Tsakanikas Discipleship in Mary 03/25.04 It is little wonder that with Saint Paul explaining Jesus in terms of the true and last Adam (1 Cor 11:45; Rom 5), we find Saint John the Apostle explaining Mary in terms of the true and last Eve. The concept of the ultimate fulfillment of prophecies was a core Christian principle amongst Jesus Apostles. Jesus himself relayed to His hearers, I did not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfill them. War Begins in Eden; Victory Declared in Revelation To know and love Jesus better now as beloved...
  • St. Gabriel Archangel

    09/29/2003 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 1,603+ views
    Lives of the Saints ^ | 1995 | edited by Rev. Hugo Hoever,
    Spiritual Bouquet: Do you think that I came to give peace upon the earth? No, I tell you, but division. For henceforth in one house five will be divided, three against two, and two against three... And a man's enemies will be those of his own household. St. Luke 12:51-52/St. Matthew 10:36SAINT GABRIEL ARCHANGELThe day before the great feast of the Annunciation, the Church celebrates the feast of the Archangel who brought to earth the glad tidings that Mary was chosen to be the Mother of the Incarnate God.This angelic Messenger appears several times in the history of Gods chosen...
  • Happy Mothers Day - The Annunciation - a poem

    05/12/2002 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 14 replies · 688+ views
    The Sisters of Life ^ | Mother's Day 2002 | Fr. John Duffy, C.S.s.R.
    The Annunciation And was it true, The stranger standing so, And saying things that lifted her in two, And put her back before the world's beginning?Her eyes filled slowly with the morning glow. Her drowsy ear drank in a first sweet dubious bird. Her cheek against the pillow woke and stirred To gales enriched by passage over dew, And friendly fields and slopes of Galilee Arose in tremulous intermixture with her dreams, Till she remembered suddenly... Although the morning beams Came spilling in the gradual rubric known to every day, And hills stood ruinous, as an eclipse, Against the softly...