The Our Lady of the Annunciation Statuette beautifully depicts Mary receiving and taking to heart the Archangel Gabriel’s greeting. This exquisite hand-carved statuette from France will be a lovely gift for a wedding or wedding anniversary, an ordination or ordination anniversary, a profession or jubilee of religious vows, and for that special little chapel so near and dear to you and your community. This is a gift of true heirloom quality which will be cherished and passed down from one generation to the next.
The Our Lady of the Annunciation Statuette – A Poigant Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
The Our Lady of the Annunciation Statuette stands 9.8 inches high and is hand-carved from wood by cloistered sisters in a French monastery. The sisters are true “contemplatives in action” who design, hand-carve, and hand-finish every piece in their monastery’s atelier. Where, how, and by whom the Our Lady of the Annunciation Statuette is made shows us that it is certainly ”culturally authentic” and a poignant labor of love, hope, and faith!
Mary’s Fiat – “Let it done to to me according to your word”
Mary said “Yes!” Mary could have said “No” or “Maybe” or “Not yet.” But Mary said “Yes!” As a human being, endowed with freedom, she did not have to say “Yes”, for God respected her freedom just as God respects ours. To be sure, Mary’s “immaculate conception” certainly meant that she was not affected by “original sin” and was therefore naturally predisposed to obey God’s will freely and joyfully. But being naturally predisposed does not mean being pre-programmed like a robot or machine. Authentic freedom means precisely that, the freedom to say “Yes” or “maybe” or even “no”. Mary demonstrates for us through her Fiat, her “Yes!”, what authentic human freedom looks like.