Monday, November 24, 2014

Pondering the Annunciation with Art: this Week's Image

This Annunciation greets every visitor to the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels in Assisi. Beneath the figures are key words from the prayer of the Angelic Salutation (better knowns as the "Hail, Mary"): Beneath Gabriel's feet are the words "Ave Maria"; beneath Mary's, what we could say is her identity in God, "Gratia Plena" (the term is used in place of Mary's name in the Gospel of Luke).

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About the image: Photo by Sister Christine Hirsch, FSP.

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