Fiat: Feast of the Annunciation

The Angel Gabriel comes to Mary.

 

Georges Bernanos: “The ancient world of sorrow, the world before the access of grace, cradled her to its heavy heart for many centuries, dimly awaiting a virgo genetrix (Virgin mother).”

 

The writer Flannery O’Connor was born Mary Flannery O’Connor on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Ga. She was named Mary because she was born on the feast of the Annunciation.

Charles Péguy, from La Porche de mystère de la deuxième Vertu:

L’Esperance est une petite fille de rien du tout,
Qui est venue au monde le jour de
Noël de l’année dernière.

C’est elle, cette petite qui entraine tout.
Car la foi ne voit que ce qui est.
Et elle elle voit ce qui sera.
La charit?n’aime que ce qui est.
Et elle elle aime ce qui sera.

(Hope is a little girl of no importance,
Who came into the world on Christmas Day last year.
It is she, this little one who carries along all.
Because faith sees only what is.
And she sees what will be.
Charity loves only what is.
And she loves what will be.’)

 

The  art by Duccio di Buoninsegna

 

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