Monday, March 26, 2007

Today, the Church celebrates ...

... the Feast of the Annunciation, when Mary gave her YES to God and the World was changed forever.

I love this image of the Annunciation that I found on the Internet -- but I don't know who did it. Any guesses from my readers? It's absolutely lovely with the blues and reds. It is also one of the few Annunciation pictures where Mary's head is slightly above Gabriel's head -- showing that she truly is Queen of the Angels.
For a field trip we went to one of the older parishes here in Denver -- Annunciation Catholic Church -- was established in 1883 and the current church dates to 1891 or so. The stain glass windows are amazing! We came home and did a stain glass craft -- a couple of those suncatcher kits where the plastic melts within the metal frame and looks like stain glass! These are much harder to do than they look but the kids are pleased with the results so that's ALL that matters. They also understand a bit about how careful glassworkers had to be to get the real stain glass windows to look so good so many years later.
[NOTE: the Feast of the Annunciation is March 25th; when it falls on a Sunday (as it did this year) the feast is moved to Monday. It's also dh and my anniversary, so we have double to celebrate!]

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