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breaking & entering

Because Mary already sought to live with openness to God’s call to her, she was able, at least after the original shock of finding an angel in her kitchen, to recognise God…(Read More)

Impossible? Not!

Take as your mantra for the day “Nothing is impossible for God… simply repeat several times slowly and gently: “Nothing is impossible for God…(Read More)

God with us

t’s the feast of the Annunciation today – the day on which Jesus’ human life began and therefore nine months until Christmas. Take a moment to appreciate this Millet masterpiece. Even if you have never seen the image before, you will guess that these peasants are praying. When the one who commissioned this painting in…(Read More)

moments of light

You might have clicked to the fact that Good Friday this year was marked on March 25 which would normally have been the feast of the Annunciation celebrating the conception of Jesus.  There is an ancient Christian tradition that Jesus was conceived and died on the same date, but we will have to wait 141…(Read More)

Annunciation

Take a moment to appreciate this Millet masterpiece. Even if you have never seen the image before, you will guess that these peasants are praying. When the one who commissioned this painting in the mid- 1800’s changed his mind and wouldn’t buy the completed work, Millet added a church bell tower and renamed…(Read More)

God comes down

While it’s the morning after the Feast of the Annunciation here in New Zealand, there are many parts of the world still celebrating this great feast, so I still have time for another Annunciation reflection. Take a moment to appreciate this Millet masterpiece. Even if you have never seen the image before, you will…(Read More)

Fra Angelico

Perhaps the best known artistic representation of today’s feast of the Annunciation is the fifteenth century Fra Angelico fresco from the Convent of San Marco in Florence. The image above is not the one you see today in Florence since it is now in Madrid.  The image from the “Annunciation” posting is the San…(Read More)

Annunciation

One of the moments of Christian history most represented in Christian art, is the encounter between Mary, the future mother of the Messiah, and the angel sent by God. Today, March 25, we celebrate the feast of that encounter. This is the moment when God became incarnate in human form on earth. While the most…(Read More)