By Regis Martin

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “The Annunciation,” ca. 1655
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “The Annunciation,” ca. 1655

“God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness, freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. … To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior.” (CCC 1)

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