The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, also celebrated as the feast of the Incarnation of the Word, is rich in meaning and has multiple dimensions. Surely, it is a Christological feast. However, its meaning and message is inseparably tied with the Virgin Mary, because Mary of Nazareth is its main protagonist. It is, therefore, the feast of the Virgin Mary as a person who played a unique and essential part in God's work of salvation, carried our by Christ.
On the occasion of this feast, we invite you to participate in this virtual meeting, where two biblical scholars representing two different contexts, will guide us in the deepening of our understanding of the meaning of this feast, and of the invocation of Mary "Mother of the Word", in the light of the Bible.
Prof. Ernesto Borghi
Born in Milan (ITA) in 1964, married and father of two children, Doctor in Theology (Uni-Fribourg) and Bachelor in Sacred Scripture (Pontifical Biblical Commission in Rome), professor of Sacred Scripture at the ISSR “Guardini” of Trient and at the PFTIM of Neaples (section St Thomas Aquinas), coordinator of the Southern and Western European Sub-Region of the Catholic Bible Federation and coordinator of biblical formation in the diocese of Lugano (CH).
Fr. Dariusz Pielak SVD
Priest of the Society of the Divine Word. Born in Poland in 1965. Entered the seminary in 1985. Ordained priest in 1994. Worked in Spain, Uruguay and Argentina. In 2000 he obtained licentiate in biblical theology at the University of Comillas (Madrid). Since 2003 he has been working in Russia, teaching New Testament at the major seminary in St. Petersburg and as a parish priest in the parish of St. Olga in Moscow.
Fr. Jan J. Stefanów SVD