Today's article is a slightly revised reflection on the feast we celebrate today, the feast which signifies the moment when the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the very Word through Whom all things were made, personally entered into human history as He was made Incarnate in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who overshadowed Our Lady after she had given her perfect Fiat to the Will of the First Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Father, as that Will was made known to her by Saint Gabriel the Archangel. The whole of human history is changed today--and no one can remain neutral about what happened on this day.
If the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity really did become Man this day in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb so as to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross thirty-three years later, as we know is indeed the case, then every person and every nation on the face of this earth must acknowledge this fact and subordinate everything to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. We must pray to Our Lady every day so that we will never lose sight of the centrality of the Incarnation in our own lives and in the lives of our nations, never lose sight of the fact that Holy Mass itself is Incarnational as the Word Who was made Incarnate in her Virginal and Immaculate Womb is made Incarnate on altars of sacrifice under the appearances of bread and wine by true bishops and true priests.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ spent nine months in the tabernacle of Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, thereby sanctifying the wombs of al mothers. He is in solidarity with every child in every mother's womb. Every abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, is an indirect attack on the Incarnation that took place this very day.
A blessed Feast of the Annunciation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to His Most Blessed Mother by Saint Gabriel the Archangel to you all.
As yesterday was one of those days when my physical strength was flagging, I could not complete an original article that might appear tomorrow. The new commentary will deal with what can be called a rather strange editorial written by the atheist Eugenio Scalfari, whose interview with Jorge Mario Bergolio in September of 2013 that was published on October 1, 2013, generated worldwide headlines.
Caution, I believe, is needed this time, though, as it is unclear whether Scalfari is summarizing the Argentine Apostate’s thoughts or has had a new interview with him. It is with this cautionary note that my own commentary is being written, although the contentions that Scalfari made in his article are plausibly ascribable to Bergoglio, who, it appears, has given himself an “out” once again given the ambiguous nature of the commentary. More, though, tomorrow or on Friday, the Feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady in Lent and the Commemorations of Saint John Damascene and of Friday in Passion Week.
Finally, I urge readers of this site to flock to Mr. Timothy Duff's http://www.neemcog.com/index.htm (New English Edition of The Mystical City of God), where you will find the entirety of the Venerable Mary of Agreda's The Mystical City of God in an easy-to-read format that reflects Mr. Duff's years of painstaking labor to correct various mistranslations of the Spanish original text into the English language. Mr. Duff is one of the foremost experts in the world on The Mystical City of God, and I only discovered that the site was live when doing a search for it last evening. Please avail yourself of the richness provided in this important work, and do say three Aves for Mr. Duff and his large family. Thank you.
Holy Mother, Mary of God, pray for us now, and at the hour our death!