Tag: Ann Spangler

A Scandalous Birth by Ann Spangler

A teenage girl and a young man left their town in Galilee to travel south to Bethlehem, just outside Jerusalem.  The trip couldn’t have been easy, especially for the young woman whose womb was stretched to bursting with a pregnancy in its ninth month,  We know the story well – too well perhaps to be... Read more »

Tenacity and God's Plan

In today’s Gospel (Luke 1:39-56, NAB), we start at the very beginning.  Mary goes to visit her cousin and when Elizabeth hears Mary’s greeting, her own child leaps within her and she’s filled with the Holy Spirit.   Elizabeth cries out, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.... Read more »