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Chene Heady

Annunciation of the Lord (March 26)3 (Lk 1:26–38)

Today’s Gospel—Luke 1:26–38, the Annunciation story— shows us that the Word precedes the Incarnation, the spiritual idea comes before the material person or thing. The angel’s annunciation precedes Mary’s conception of Jesus. This is the pattern going back to the divine word that brings about creation; “the universe was ordered by the word of God” (Heb 11:3, NABRE). God speaks (in this case through his angelic messenger), and things come into being.

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Mother Dolores Hart, OSB

Later Dolores met with Reverend Mother Benedict. She spoke of her walk and finding herself at the crest of the hill and standing still, not knowing why she was there. The founder of the monastery told her that years before, in 1947, when she and Mother Mary Aline came to Bethlehem with the mission to found a Benedictine order, they stood at that same place, holding medals they had carried from France. They buried those medals beneath the ground Dolores had stood upon and photographed.

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