The Annunciation Openwork Plaque is an absolutely exquisite depiction of Mary receiving the annunciation from the Archangel Gabriel. The Annunciation Openwork Plaque will be a most fitting gift for Christmas, for a wedding or wedding anniversary, for an ordination or ordination anniversary, for a profession or jubilee of religious vows, and for that special chapel so near and dear to your heart.
The Annunciation Openwork Plaque – A Breathtaking Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
Composed of dolomite stone and resin, the Annunciation Openwork Plaque stands 15.25 inches high and 9.75 inches wide. This plaque stands freely but can be hung with ease on any wall. A cloistered community of French sisters conceived, fashioned and finished by hand this plaque in the atelier of their monastery in France. As true “contemplatives in action”, each of the members of the community prayerfully undertakes an assigned task to bring about the completion of each and every piece. How, where, and by whom the Virgin Mary of the Annunciation Statue is made shows clearly that it is ”culturally authentic” as well as a breathtaking labor of love, faith and hope.
Mary says “Yes” – “May it be to me as you have said”
Mary said “Yes!” Mary could have said “No” or “Maybe” or “Not yet”, but Mary said “Yes!” As a human being endowed with true freedom, Mary did not have to say “Yes” – God did not override her freedom just as God does not override ours. Even if Mary’s “immaculate conception” means that she was not born with “original sin” and was therefore naturally predisposed to obey God’s will freely and joyfully, this does not mean nevertheless that her “Yes” was preordained and a foregone conclusion. Authentic freedom means the freedom to say “Yes” or “maybe” or even “no” even when “Yes” is the most natural inclination. Mary demonstrates for us through her Fiat – through her “Yes!” – what authentic human freedom is meant to be.