Background to the Feast of the Annunciation:
The Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrates the
coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special
mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son.
We are continually reminded of the importance of
this feast to our salvation in various devotional prayers. Two examples that
highlight the importance of this feast are the Angelus and the joyous mysteries
of the Rosary.
This feast is very important in the defence of
the life of unborn children. Even with small children, this is a good day to
begin teaching about the high value God places on human life. He loved us so
much that he became one of us, took on our human nature and became an innocent,
completely dependent infant.
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