For a second year, the Chapel wasn’t able to properly celebrate the feast of the Annunciation, which was March 25. We typically mark the solemnity with a reception.
This mystery of the incarnation of the Word of God, Jesus Christ, is told in the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary in the village of Nazareth and “the power of the Holy Spirit overshadowed her.”
Father Vernon Robertson, our “founding father,” had a special devotion to this mystery. He collected art for years, especially depictions of the Annunciation. These depictions — more than 40 of them, from medieval to modern — are on display at the Chapel every year during March. An example of one of his pieces is pictured above.
As last year, we invite you to drop by during office hours or call to make an appointment to view the exhibit privately.