Monday, April 8, 2013

The Annunciation

In the midst of our Easter celebrations, today we rejoice in the Annunciation of the Lord, praising God for Our Lady's willingness to make a home in her body for the Word made flesh. Our Father Saint Bernard of Clairvaux tells us there are three good reasons to greet Our Lady with joy: the example of the Angel Gabriel in his greeting, the example the infant John the Baptist leaping for joy in his mother's womb and finally the sure knowledge that we will be greeted by Our Lady in response!

photograph of sanctuary flowers in the Abbey church for Easter