THIRD BYZANTINE ROSARY MYSTERY...The Annunciation Of Mary
What do you see when you look at a picture or an icon of The Annunciation? Gabriel communicating with Mary about The Incarnation. Straight forward enough - but what more? Mary is being told she is going to give birth to, and mother the Christ. She will form Him in her womb, and in her home. St. Louis Marie De Monfort teaches us to ask Mary to form US in her womb, because God gives us to her for our formation. As Spouse of the Holy Spirit, she takes us into her "home". When we were conceived in our mother's womb, it is as if Gabriel announces US to the Theotokos! "Mary, you have another child to form in the same womb that formed Jesus! This child is adopted by God, and is to share His Divinity by Grace!!! And our Mother says, "YES" ! Now Heaven conspires to draw you to Mary, who will point you to Christ. It takes YOUR "yes", and not just once, but continuously. Why Mary? Because God wanted it that way and revealed this to both of His ancient churches, the East and the West. Hail Mother of God, Virgin Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and Blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you gave birth to Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of our souls !