Lent

The Annunciation by the artist Don Lorenzo Monaco (1410-1415).The Annunciation by the artist Don Lorenzo Monaco (1410-1415).

standard Solemnities during Lent

Today is the Annunciation which celebrates the appearance to the Virgin Mary by the archangel Gabriel.  During that appearance, Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God.  Gabriel greeted Mary with “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee” which forms part of the prayer, Hail [...]