Friday, March 25, 2011

Feast of the Annunciation

Today is a special day for us Christians because over 2,000 years ago today, a young woman's yes, changed our lives forever.  Mary said yes to the angel Gabriel when he came down to announce that she would bear the son of God.  She had been chosen to be the Mother of God and she willingly accepted.  Our Blessed Mother is are perfect role model for obeying the will of God.  She is a special gift to us and I thank God for her role in the life of Jesus.

When I was a young girl, I used to dream that the angel Gabriel came to me with such an announcement.  I wanted to be Mary, chosen by God for this greatest of honors.  To be responsible for raising Jesus and at some point, knowing that she would have to let him go.  I have to admit, my dream didn't include Mary's presence at the cross during his crucifixion.  That I knew even as a young girl, would be impossible to bear witness too.


  1. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out. I look forward to reading more of your posts. I believe your blog will help me become a better Catholic.

  2. HI Noreen,
    I learn so much from your posts and Tracy's about the Catholic faith. Always nice to read them. I am Lutheran and we don't have saints and really any feasts that I am aware of. I just bought my first book of saints while visiting a Cathedral over here in the UK and have really enjoyed reading the stories and learning about them. :)