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SATURDAY, March 25      The Annunciation

Luke 1:34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”

In the innermost courts of the temple in Jerusalem, a veil separated humanity from the Holy of Holies, where the Spirit of God rested upon the Ark of the Covenant. An ancient, non-biblical story says that the Virgin Mary was one of the young women chosen to weave a new veil for the temple and that she was doing so when the Angel Gabriel arrived to announce his strange and beautiful message. One way to interpret Mary’s question to Gabriel is that she sees her virginity as a veil separating her from the reality of Gabriel’s announcement.

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