In the predawn darkness of our morning Vigils, we heard these words of our Cistercian Father Blessed Guerric of Igny:
In these days of Lenten observance the solemnity of our Lord's Annunciation provides us with a welcome interlude, so that those who are wearied by bodily affliction may be revived by spiritual joy, and those brought low by the sorrow of repentance may be consoled by the annunciation of him who takes away the sins of the world.
Indeed we rejoice in Our Lady's fiat. She let her life be interrupted by God's plan. She made room for God. May we do likewise.