Marshal your troops now, city of troops, for a siege is laid
against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler on the cheek with
a rod.“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small
among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who
will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from
ancient times.” Therefore, Israel will be abandoned until the
time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his
brothers return to join the Israelites.
Michah 5, 1-3
And coming to her, the angel said:
“Hail, full of grace!
The Lord is with thee.”
Luke 1, 28
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called
the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the
throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob
forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Luke 1, 31-33
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house,
they saw the child with his mother Mary.
Then they prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Matthew 2, 10-11
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth…
The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth,
so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to
a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”
And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Revelation 12, 1-5
Go forth, ye daughters of Zion, and see King Solomon
in the diadem wherewith his mother crowned him in the day
of his espousals.
Song of Solomon 3:11
“Behold, from now on will all generations call me blessed;
for the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.”
Luke 1, 48-49
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary