Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pause for this: Ave Maria - on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Over the years I have come to read and write many tributes to the Blessed Mother.  But in this season of waiting and watchfulness, I found this true story of "a living nativity" very touching. I also thought it sweet that the woman's name was Maria, Mary's namesake, even though the writer never names herself in this piece (let alone her blog), I appreciated this identification: "and for a moment, I had walked in Mary’s footsteps, and felt closer to her than I had ever before." Go read it.  Even better, add a soundtrack to the piece by clicking on the video below to hear the music Bocelli's soulful rendering of this Ave Maria as you do...


BTW, If you missed my article discussing the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, you'll find over at my column, "A Word in Season" on Patheos.

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