1. The Annunciation
Drawn and attracted by the irresistible aroma of your lowliness, the Word of God descends, knocking on your heart through the message of Gabriel the Archangel. As Gabriel speaks to you, all creation and heaven remain still in the quiet of listening, awaiting for the words of your consent. And then pronouncing your “fiat”, your “yes”, you open the door of your being to your God; and it is then that the marvel of marvels takes place. You conceive by the Holy Spirit and the Eternal Word of God is made flesh in your womb! O Eternal God, I hide my fiat in the Fiat of Mary, and take her humility in order to make it my own; so that lathered in the irresistible scent of my Mother’s lowliness, You may be compelled to descend into my soul, so as to give it the sealing and eternal kiss of Your Divinity.