The Virgin Mary of the Annunciation Statue beautifully depicts Mary receiving the Archangel Gabriel’s greeting. He has announced to her a message from God: If she consents, she will become bear the long-awaited Messiah. Mary responds with her “Fiat” – “Let it be done to me as you have said.” Together with the Archangel Gabriel of the Annunciation Statue (beth1571), the Virgin Mary of the Annunciation Statue will be a most exquisite gift for a wedding, wedding anniversary, ordination, ordination anniversary, profession or jubilee of religious vows, and for that special little chapel so dear to you and your community.
The Virgin Mary of the Annunciation Statue – An Astonishing Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
Composed of dolomite stone and resin, the Virgin Mary of the Annunciation Statue stands 8 inches high. A cloistered community of French nuns designed, molded and finished by hand this statue in their monastery’s atelier. As a true “contemplative in action”, each member 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 that it is indeed ”culturally authentic” and an astonishing labor of love, faith and hope.
Mary’s “Yes!” – “Let it done to 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 freedom, Mary did not have to say “Yes” – God respected her freedom just as much as God respects ours. And even if Mary’s “immaculate conception” meant that she was not affected by “original sin” and was naturally predisposed to obey God’s will freely and joyfully, this does not mean that her response was preordained. Authentic freedom means the freedom to say “Yes” or “maybe” or even “no”. Mary demonstrates for us through her Fiat – through her “Yes!” – what authentic human freedom can look like.