Tag: Annunciation

The Handmaid of the Lord

How is Mary the Handmaid of the Lord…and what can she teach us? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Annunciation and the Blessed Virgin’s Consent (Part I of III)

What does St Bernard of Clairvaux have to say about the Annunciation and the Blessed Virgin’s Consent? Journey with us as we relive this Advent Homily of his in three parts, beginning today with Part I, wherein he reflects on the Kingdom of David and the House of Jacob, over which the King of Kings would reign.

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Mary Alone

MARY ALONE “And the Angel departed from her.” Luke 1:38 1. There can be few more beautiful or more fruitful matters for contemplation than the

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The Fiat of Mary

THE FIAT OF MARY “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word. And the Angel

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The Trouble of Mary

THE TROUBLE OF MARY “Who having heard was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the

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Hidden Delights

“The world is not only hungry for food, but also for beauty.” With those words, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta helps explain why Pope Benedict is

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