Mary of the Month (April 2011)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

The last week of March, the Church celebrates the Annunciation of Our Lord. Catholic people sometimes debate whether this is a feast of Jesus or a feast of Mary, but the argument is superfluous since we cannot celebrate anything about Mary without constantly making reference to Jesus – He is her joy and her glory and the reason that Mary exists.

This image of the Annunciation, a print of a late medieval scene, illustrates a page in the Latin edition of the Roman Missal (points for anyone who can leave a comment explaining what “Super oblata” means).