a: Annunciation
We read in Genesis, chapter 3, that He said to the serpent: "Upon thy breast shalt thou go." And then in the same place we read about the serpent and the woman: "She shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel." Now this is fulfilled in the annunciation of Blessed Mary the Glorious Virgin.
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We read in the book of Judges, chapter 6, that Gideon asked for a sign of victory in the fleece made wet by dew, which figured the Glorious Virgin Mary impregnate without corruption by the infusion of the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 7.14 Behold a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son Psalms 133.3 The Lord shall descend like dew upon the fleece.

Image: Eve and the Serpent

Genesis 3.14-15

Image: the Annunciation

Image: Gideon's Fleece

Judges 6.36-38

The viper loses its power, for a maiden bears without violence. The fleece is wet with dew; the earth remains dry.
Ezekiel 44.2 This gate shall be shut, and it shall not be opened. Jeremiah 31.22 The Lord hath created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall compass a man.
The Virgin is saluted; remaining unmarried, she becomes pregnant.