Vatican City, Apr 4, 2016 / 12:31 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday by reflecting on the power of Mary’s “yes” to God.
“Mary’s ‘yes’ opens the door to Jesus’ ‘yes’: I have come to do Your will, this is the ‘yes’ that Jesus carries with him throughout his life, until the cross,” he said in his April 4 homily.
The Pope celebrated Mass at the Casa Santa Martha residence Monday morning, Vatican Radio reports.
Through Mary’s affirmation, God “becomes one of us and takes on our flesh,” he said.
“Today is the celebration of ‘yes’,” the Pope continued. “It is God’s ‘yes’ that sanctifies us and keeps us alive in Jesus Christ.”