Posts Tagged "full of grace! The Lord is with you"

Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you

THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD (SOLEMNITY)   Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.    Why do you think the angel Gabriel greeted Mary with these words?   Perhaps because he wanted Mary to know that God had already filled her with all the grace she would need to say yes to bearing God’s Son into the world.   Maybe he also wanted to reassure her:   she could count on God always being with her, not just in that blessed moment. Mary might not...

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Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feastday of the USA (Solemnity)   Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.    If you have any experience of motherhood, you know that it takes a lot of faith.   In many ways, it’s something beyond your control.   Suddenly, you have a new life inside of you.   You do your best to nurture that life, but you don’t know how everything is going to turn out.   You do everything you can...

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