The Annunciation

Many years after the prophets, there lived a young woman named Mary in the small town of Nazareth.  She was young, poor, and engaged to a carpenter named Joseph.  One day, an angel named Gabriel appeared before Mary with a very important message: that God has chosen Mary to be the mother of our Savior. When Mary told Joseph all that had happened, he was troubled.  In his sleep, the Angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph and explained to him that God wants Joseph to care for Mary’s baby, God’s son, and that they will call the baby Jesus.