As we prepare to enter the great season of Advent, our thoughts turn naturally to Our Lady, she who was ‘ready’ when the angel came. She was ‘ready’ in the sense of being totally present to her angelic visitor, and ‘ready’ also through her way of life throughout its course. In this way she was able to make her ‘Fiat’ in complete integrity.

May she be truly there for us this Advent, as we prepare to celebrate, once again, the birth of our Saviour, and may God bless you this day.