Thursday, March 25, 2010

The loving abandonment of Mary

"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word."  This is the fiat of Mary, pronounced in the name of all humanity.  Without her we would not have Jesus;  we would not have our Brother, our Friend, our Savior.  The loving abandonment of Mary is at the origin of our Redemption.

--Father Jean C.J. d'Elbee in I Believe in Love


  1. Thank you very much for writing. This picture is a Waterhouse painting of the Annunciation; if you click on it you will see a larger image.