Tag Archives: "Annunciation"

Mary’s Irrational Decision to Have Jesus

As Madeleine L’Engle writes, “Had Mary been filled with reason/There’d been no room for the child.”

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Motherhood, an Astounding Ministry

Annunciation, Philippe de Champaigne (1644)     Spiritual Sunday Here’s a poem by Denise Levertov for Mother’s Day.  I dedicate it to my own mother and to the mother that I’m married to.  I also dedicate is to Maurine Holbert-Hogaboom, at whose funeral I read it ten days ago.  It was one of her favorites. Levertov imagines […]

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