Today is the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a very important feast in the life of the Church where we celebrate Mary’s journey to the hill country, to a city of Judah, to visit her kinswoman Elizabeth. I would encourage you to pray the Magnificat (below) today along with Our Blessed Mother and allow the words to enter your heart. However, just having the words in your heart is not enough. As Catholics, we must be able to explain this important Scriptural passage to all those who lack it’s true meaning and the role that Mary plays in Salvation History. Please read – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2012), The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Part 2 (2012), The Magnificat (2012), and Saint Francis de Sales on the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2013). All of these posts come from my weekly series – “Mondays with Mary”.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown the strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the might from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” (Lk 1:46-55)
Holy is His Name (Based on The Magnificat) – John Michael Talbot
Today’s post is dedicated to my Mother, whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday Mom! What a great day to be born!