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The contemplation of Christ has an incomparable model in Mary. In a unique way the face of the Son belongs to Mary. It was in her womb that Christ was formed, receiving from her a human resemblance which points to an even greater spiritual closeness. No one has ever devoted himself to the contemplation of the face of Christ as faithfully as Mary. The eyes of her heart already turned to Him at the Annunciation, when she conceived Him by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Contemplating the Annunciation

through the Lens of Sacred Scripture

Saturday. 27th March – 2:00pm – 4:30pm

The Academy of the Annunciation cordially invites you to an afternoon of faith and fellowship as we contemplate together the Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary through the lens of Sacred Scripture.

We will explore the Divine revelation in Sacred Scripture; we will “listen afresh to the Word of God as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation,”  [Catholic Bishops’ conference of England and Wales].

The New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New


We will examine St Luke’s account of the Annunciation together with the other readings from the Mass of the Solemnity, highlighting the links between the Old and New Testaments. As we contemplate this moment when God assumed a human nature in the Person of Jesus Christ, we will consider the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the significance of the Angel Gabriel, and more …

The place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history is utterly unique. As good Catholic sons and daughters of Mary, we recite the Angelus and the Rosary. We pray the “Hail Mary” again and again. This afternoon provides an opportunity to explore more deeply the meaning of that prayer, and the meaning of the First Joyful Mystery.


The afternoon will begin at 2:00pm, and we will have 2 sessions with a break between session.


Once you have registered, you will receive an email on the evening of 26th March containing a link for each session.

On the 27th, there is an optional test meeting at 1:45pm – for anyone who wishes to practice clicking the link and making sure they can see and hear without any problems.  Then, we begin at 2:00pm with the first session.  To “enter the meeting room”, you simply click the link in your email, follow the directions, and you are in!  There is no need for any app or advanced computer or technical skill.


Once you are in the “meeting room”, you can see and hear everything.  To ask questions, or participate in the discussion, you simply un-mute your microphone (or you can opt just to listen).  We prefer everyone’s web-cam to be turned on, so that we’re all visible to each other, but you can opt to turn off your web-cam.  You can ask questions, contribute to the discussion and participate just as you would if your were onsite – all from the comfort of your home!


The afternoon costs only £15 per person.


The Academy of the Annunciation invites you to join us as we contemplate together the Annunciation!  It is the perfect occasion to connect with other Catholics – perhaps over a glass of wine in the afternoon!  [Provide your own wine or beverage of choice at home.]

Come and join us!  We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you in our virtual meeting room.

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