So reads a responsory which, in the Liturgia Horarum, comes after the first reading of the Office of Readings on March 25. Why did our Lady fear the light? Where does the detail come from?

The responsory was taken over from the old Breviary, so we don’t have to wonder about on what grounds to criticise Bugnini & Co.. I tried the Protevangelium Iacobi, in case it has its origin in an apocryphal

Praise the Lord

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