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S+L BLOG: annunciation



May is the month of Mary. That got me thinking about a Marian feast which we celebrate not in May, but in March — the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Those who’ve been to Israel, know that in Nazareth, in the Church of the Annunciation, the place where reportedly the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, in ...read more
Standing in the middle of the present day city of Nazareth is the mammoth Basilica of the Annunciation, built around what is believed to be the dwelling of Mary. In a grotto-like room at the heart of the basilica is a small inscription on an altar. It reads, “verbum caro hic factum est,” here the ...read more