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“How can this be…?”

Having participated in various activity stations for “The World of Jesus” last spring, our attention is now given to Jesus’ Life and Teachings.  At our gatherings this past weekend we looked at the period of time that occurred shortly before the birth of Christ and heard the story of the Annunciation which contains Mary’s words to the Angel Gabriel, “How can this be…?”  The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches this about our faith and the Blessed Mother:

  • Mary, the Mother of God is ever a virgin.
  • Mary was conceived without original sin.  We celebrate this truth on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
  • The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection…