"The Angel Gabriel was sent to the virgin Mary, who was engaged to be married to Joseph."
Gotta love those Gospel writers! What brevity! But what happened exactly? What was Mary doing right before the Angel appeared to her? What did he look like? How did she feel? How could the most important event in human history happen inside an ordinary, rather shabby, house and to a girl most likely under age 15?
The Annunciation of Our Lord! A quiet moment with endless depth.
Mary, the Mother of God, pray for us! St. Gabriel, pray for us!