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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton
Annunciation | Fiat | serving others
The great Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, is the liturgical day when the Church recalls and meditates upon the moment when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and announced to her that she had “found favor with God” and that she would conceive in her womb and bear a son whom she would name Jesus. She gives her “yes” or in Latin “fiat,” fiat referring to the full Latin scripture verse where Mary replies to Gabriel “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum”— “May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).
Lenten Prayer | family prayer | prayer in Lent
If you’re like me, you may have a list of things that you will do “someday.” Someday I will run a marathon. Someday I will climb Mount Washington. Someday I will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Someday I will cook vegetables better. Someday I will locate the replacement parts for that broken bike rack. Someday…
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