Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

March 25, 2022
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

Isaiah 7:10-14; 8-10
Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11
Hebrews 10:4-10
Luke 1:26-38

God made the original world order good; man destroyed that order by following Satan instead of God. Christ comes to restore that original order and to elevate it beyond our expectations through His Incarnation which begins through the purity of Mary’s Immaculate Heart and her “yes” to the Word of God. She is the example for each of us as disciples of Jesus in saying “yes” to the will of God. She is even more our mother and intercessor by assisting us in saying “Yes,” with the gift of God’s grace, which only she enjoys fully.

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