"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

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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