Today we celebrate
the Feast of Annunciation.
Today we celebrate the beginning of our salvation in the Annunciation of Our Lord, and full of joy we pray; Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
This prayer is taken from Morning prayer of today's feast. It sums up beautifully what today is about, the asking of Mary to be God's mother.
There is a lovely story that as Gabriel was sent to ask Mary to be Jesus' mother, all the angels of heaven waited and all the souls in Hades, for her answer. There was great quiet, tension and expectation as Mary pondered what was being asked of her. Salvation depended on her to say "Yes." What a tumoltuous roar went up in heaven and haedes when she agreed. A lot depended on a young virgin. A wonderful gift came to us because of her consent!