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  Annunciation to Mary

The luminous effect surrounding the three figures in the painting indicates grace as divine illumination. Originating from the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, Mary is not only shown to be Full of Grace, but conceives at this moment through the power of the Holy Spirit and can be called Spouse of the Holy Spirit. This moment shows us who Mary is and was created to be. The Archangel Gabriel, who like Mary is receptive and obedient to the will of God, is likewise illuminated and participates in God’s plan of salvation by carrying the message to Mary. Additionally, he carries a white lily that indicates she will retain her virginal purity during the conception of the savior.

This painting shows the humility within the regal nature of Mary as she was being chosen to be the mother of the Messiah. The magnificent angel and the blessing of the Holy Spirit wait for Mary’s “Yes,” as if God were waiting for the response of humanity to which He longs to unite Himself. God condescended to wait on the free acceptance of Mary.

Full of faith and confidence in the heavenly message and entirely submissive to the Divine Will, the Virgin Mary replies in a spirit of complete and absolute abandonment, “Lord, let it be done to me according to your Word.”

Trust in His Plan in our lives, that all have a right to life even when unexpected.

    Annunciation to Mary  
    Annunciation to Mary
Acrylic on Canvas
22w  x  28h
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