Happy Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord!
I also offer you this excerpt by Fr. Romanus Cessario OP from his book, Perpetual Angelus: As the Saints Pray concerning today's solemnity:
"Those who live in Mary, those who repeat her name along with that of her divine Son, discover in themselves the fulfillment of the prophets' saying that a great reconciliation takes place in Christ. Things really do change. They change because of what God has accomplished in Jesus and Mary. 'Thus the fiat of the Annunciation,' says Pope John Paul II, 'inaugurates the New Covenant between God and the creature: while it incorporates Jesus into our race according to nature, it incorporates Mary into Him according to grace. The bond between God and humankind that was broken by sin is now happily restored.' At the Annunciation, Mary accepts as her personal vocation the spiritual mothering of all those who receive new life in Christ. She becomes the focal point toward which the whole history of Israel has been tending."
|"The Annunciation" classic by Fra Angelico (Bl. John of Fiesole OP)|
In the aspirancy guidelines (right column of this blog), we suggest that you "entrust your vocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary". With her prayers then today, renew your desire to say "yes" as Mary did to God. May our Blessed Mother, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, guard and protect your vocation so that with her powerful intercession and example we too may always say "YES" to God!
+ see also: Formation Process, Aspirancy, Vocation Weekend