Do not be afraid, Mary,

for you have found favor with God. . .

You will bear a son and name him Jesus.

He will be great and will be called

the Son of the Most High. . .

Luke 1:26-38

(This depiction of the Annunciation is part of the Viatorian Community’s religious art collection, and is featured in this year’s Viatorian Christmas card.)

May Christmas be a gift of love,

a blessing of hope and a promise of peace for you.