Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Feast of the Annunciation

Annunciation by Rossetti.
Br. Stephen of Sub Tuum has a wonderful post on the Angelus.
"At Spring Bank, as in most Cistercian houses, Lauds, Vespers and Compline end with a hymn to the Virgin. After Lauds, Sext, and Compline, we recite the Angelus silently as the bell tolls three sets of three peals. Originally a set of three Hail Marys, later three petitions were added recalling the Virgin’s answer to the angelic salutation at the Annunciation. Later a concluding versicle and collect were added." - Read more.


  1. Beautiful picture!
    Her "yes" changed the world!

  2. I agree - I've never seen it before...

  3. Hi Rhaps - Long time no see!


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