Our Lady’s response to the angel’s message teaches us to embrace our Lenten practices and difficulties of life with deep trust in God.
The Archangel Gabriel knelt before the Virgin Mary and announced God’s plan for her to become the Mother of God by the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38). Mary responded to this miracle by opening herself to Him with a whole-hearted “fiat” (“let it be done unto me”) and gave her free and loving “yes” in an act of complete trust in God. Her human eyes could not see ahead to what each day would hold, but she trusted the Father to guide everything now as He had all along. He would not leave her alone to face the task of raising the divine Child without assistance.
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Announcing Our Newest Mission
With joyful thanksgiving, we are pleased to announce that we will be serving at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Gallup, NM, beginning with the 2023-24 school year, at the request of Bishop James Wall.
Lenten Almsgiving Ideas
Rates have recently increased for Charitable Gift Annuities, which provide a guaranteed income stream for life and offer the potential for significant tax benefits. CGAs are ideal for those 70 and older. Learn more at Giving While Receiving – Dominican Sisters of Mary
Now you can request a beautiful Easter card be sent to your loved one letting them know of the Sisters’ prayers. Your Lenten gift also supports our work of Catholic education and evangelization. Learn more.