Monday, March 26, 2007

An interruption in Lent for a most important Feast

Ecce Ancilla Domini
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

"Again Lent's austerity is interrupted as we solemnly keep a feast in honor of the Annunciation. The Annunciation is a mystery that belongs to the temporal rather than to the sanctoral cycle in the Church's calendar. For the feast commemorates the most sublime moment in the history of time, the moment when the Second Divine Person of the most Holy Trinity assumed human nature in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Thus it is a feast of our Lord, even as it is of Mary, although the liturgy centers wholly around the Mother of God." — The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch

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1 comment:

Karen Edmisten said...

I love the Rosetti! Beautiful!