This Annunciation Statue vividly depicts Mary’s response to the message from the Archangel Gabriel that, if she accepts, she will become the mother of the Messiah. This art piece stands 6.5 inches tall and is composed of dolomite stone and resin. Mary’s response, wonderfully expressed by her hands wide open, palms forward, in a gesture of acceptance: Yes! Fiat! May it be done to me as you have said! This statue will be a great gift for a wedding, a wedding anniversary, an ordination, a profession or jubilee of religious vows, and, of course, Mother’s Day!
The Annunciation – A True Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
A community of cloistered nuns create and finish by hand this statuette in the atelier of their monastery in Western Europe. Each nun undertakes prayerfully a designated task to bring each statuette to completion. How, where, and by whom this statue is made means that the The Annunciation statue is indeed ”culturally authentic” as well as a true labor of love, faith and hope!
Mary’s Fiat – “Let it happen to me as you have said”
Mary said “Yes!” when she could have said “No” or “Maybe” or “Not yet.” God respected Mary’s freedom as a human being. Mary’s “immaculate conception” means that Mary was free from the effects of humankind’s original sin and thus certainly predisposed to obey God’s will in everything. But this does not mean that she was pre-programmed as some sort of automaton. Real freedom means just that, the freedom to say “Yes,” but also the freedom to say “maybe,” or even “no.” Mary models for us human freedom lived out and expressed most authentically.