Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Usually this solemnity is celebrated on March 25 (which is 9 months before December 25), but since that day falls on Holy Week this year, we celebrate this solemnity on April 8. Blessed Virgin Mary's acceptance of God's mission to become the Mother of God is a critical moment in the salvation history. Let us learn from Mother Mary, to strive to follow God's will.
Please read the following article by Fr. Abbot Gueranger O.S.B: