The Annunciation

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The Annunciation– Leonard da Vinci (1452-1519)

Hello friends– I love this painting–love the richness of the color, the gracefulness, the tenderness of the interaction, the symbols of the lily, the book…   For years we had a copy hung over our mantel, a beautiful reminder of the story of young Mary, of God come to earth, Emmanuel.

“Do not be afraid Mary, you have found favor with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.”    –Luke 1:30-32

The story of Christmas…

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