Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.
The mother of Jesus holds a special place in Catholic tradition as a woman of the Word. Mary gives her wholehearted ‘Yes!’ to God’s call. Her response in faith is an expression of her whole person, her mind, heart, body, as she brings forth the Christ-child.
‘…and blessed is the fruit of your womb’ (Luke 1:42)