Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Days of Virgin Mary: The Annunciation

  • "And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
  • Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
  • And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her." -Luke 1:26-38
linked to Recuerda mi Corazon 
and other images of the Virgin Mary

16 comments:

Lenora said...

the handmaid of the lord..

Hettienne said...

a beautiful stained glass window.

Gloria said...

I can imagine how much more beaufiful Mary must be when the rays of the sun are shinning down. Awesome. Thanks. By the way I love the candles on your table and how your kitchen looks. thanks for sharing.

Paula Scott said...

Thank you for posting that reading!Helps me to stay focused. I also love your advent 'wreath' on your banner. It looks old-something I would love to have!

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful post and gorgeous stain glass photo ~ an honor for 12 days of Mary ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Norma Ruttan said...

you are welcome, Paula
I've lost track of when I bought the wreath. I'd have to do a search on old photos to find when it was.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Stained glass windows are magical light shows!

Priti.Lisa said...

Stained glass...beautiful picture♥
No word shall be impossible with God.
Amen.

judie said...

This is beautiful. I love stained glass.

Norma Ruttan said...

judie, I do too!
MMT, absolutely they are, and when the light is right, a wonderful reflection show too!

Annie said...

These 70s stained glass interpretations of the Madonna were everywhere for a time. We have similar images at our parish church as well.

rebecca said...

one cannot really talk about mary without getting around to her baby jesus.
i love each flower in mary's garden today. a way to slow down in this ever busy season and relish love, light and birth!

Dawn Elliott said...

Stained glass is so incredibly beautiful when lit up with Mary's love!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I have my home advent wreath up, too, but need to get new candles. My old ones are down to nubs. Is this a stained glass piece in your church?

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The stained glass is sparkling,simple and beautiful!

Ruby

Norma Ruttan said...

yes, Fran, it's one of many; our parish is so blessed. they are on both sides of our church.