Fra Angelico’s depiction of the Annunciation is breathtaking in its simplicity – spare lines, muted palette – all serving to focus our minds and hearts on the mystery that is celebrated today. Today, the Word became flesh – and today we see his glory, shown forth in the little, humble one who is Mary.

May we learn from her, and repeat with her our own ‘Fiat’ – ‘Let it be unto me according to thy Word’.

May God bless you this day.