St. John Henry Newman—On the Annunciation
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“How, and when, did Mary take part—and the initial part—in the world’s restoration? It was when the Angel Gabriel came to her to announce to her the great dignity which was to be her portion.”
Happy Feast of the Annunciation! The reading featured in today’s episode is a selection from a larger work by Newman, published posthumously as Meditations and Devotions. In the first part of the work, Newman meditates on the Litany of Loreto. He divides those meditations into four categories: On the Immaculate Conception, On the Annunciation, On Our Lady’s Dolors, and On the Assumption.
What we’ll be hearing today are Newman’s meditations on those titles of Mary which he most closely associates with the Annunciation: Queen of Angels, Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Gate of Heaven, Mother of the Creator, Mother of Christ, and Mother of our Savior.
With Holy Week just around the corner, these meditations are a reminder that the joyful mysteries, beginning with the Annunciation, anticipate and initiate the sorrowful mysteries ending with the Crucifixion.
On the Annunciation Full text: https://newmanreader.org/works/meditations/meditations2.html
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