We're celebrating the Feast of Annunciation today. I'm also celebrating the feast of my patron saint - my name, Mojca, is a form of 'Mary' in Slovenian.
The Annunciation is the celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to virgin Mary that she would become the Mother of God. It is celebrated nine months before Christmas.
The Annunciation has been one of the main topics in Christian art, particularly during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. These are my favourite depictions of the event.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia.