The annunciation of the birth of Jesus could not have happened without an open mind and heart in Mary. For Mary to be prepared for her role in salvation, she was conceived without sin.

Mary is full of grace which is made manifest in her humility. She only takes pride in being the handmaid of God.

O Jesus, may Your Mother’s prayer for me be heard and grated. May I imitate Mary’s simple and complete yes to God’s plan.