The painting is by Giovanni Santi, a noted 15th century Italian artist in his own right, but eclipsed in fame by his son, Raphael. The work is kept in Raphael's hometown of Urbino.
|The Annunciation, by Giovanni Santi (1490)|
Thursday noon will be the last time we traditionally pray the Angelus until Ordinary Time resumes. After the Easter Vigil Mass (Saturday evening), we burst into the "Regina Coeli" (Queen of Heaven, rejoice!), which takes the place of the Angelus throughout Easter.