Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Annunciation - Major Feast Day, Especially for the Newly-Conceived

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, and we have posted this beautiful painting by the artist John Collier.  This day is the Feast Day for all pregnant mothers, newly conceived babies AND babies in the womb at any stage of development.  Remember, after the Annunciation, Mary went to see her older cousin, Elizabeth, who was about six months pregnant, and St. John the Baptist "leapt" in Elizabeth's womb at the arrival of Mary, carrying the Savior of the World in-utero as the tiniest of pre-born babies.

Pray especially hard this day for abortion-minded women and their babies, who are at terrible risk  And celebrate, too, because this is also the Feast of the Incarnation, when the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us ... as a child in the womb.

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