FEAST of the ANNUNCIATION
"The Virgin Mary utters that generous word, "be it done"
...Immediately the Heart of Jesus, ever to be adored,
has begun to pulsate with love, divine and human."
Pius XII, On Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 63
The Annunciation, Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1888)
"The best model for our thanksgiving
[after Holy Communion]
is Mary receiving the Word in her womb.
The most pleasing reception we can make Jesus
and the one best and most rich in graces for us
is to join with His Blessed Mother
in adoring Him present in our hearts."
St Peter Julian Eymard
that we may be made worthy