Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013, The Angelus

Happy New Year.
My wish for you is that of the Angel to Mary 
- And the Word was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us.
May the Lord be made flesh in your life and dwell with you. 
Isn't that the essence of all our desires - that the Lord dwell with us. 
Come Lord Jesus, Come.

The Angelus
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Icon the Annunciation,
Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary.......
And the Word was made Flesh:
And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary.......
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.

I am privilaged to have become the custodian of this beautiful Icon of the Annunciation. Thank you Brother Paul.