Annunciation – as the Hunt of the Unicorn by Erfurt St. Severi (1470-80)
“The time for the fulfilment of this promise for mankind and for all creation arrived when Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, became the Mother of the Son of God.
He is the firstborn of creation (cf. Col 1:15).
Everything created was eternally in him.
In coming to the world, he comes into what is his, as Saint John says (cf. Jn 1:11).
He comes in order to embrace creation anew, to begin the work of the world’s redemption, to restore to creation its original holiness and dignity.
He comes to make us see, by his very coming, the particular dignity which belongs to created nature.”
Detail of Unborn Christ Child – Annunciation – as the Hunt of the Unicorn by Erfurt St. Severi (1470-80)
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