Nine months before Christmas. Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. On this day we celebrate Mary's fiat, her "yes." That was the day that everything changed. That was the day that God took on our human form. The rest, as they say, is history.
And for those of you keeping track, this Solemnity trumps a Friday in Lent. So you're good to go for that bacon cheeseburger!
Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth. August 2010
Photo by C. Turley.