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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 31, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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The mother of our Lord and saviour upon receiving such grace and news of the incarnation did not dwell on the great honour or the elated joy that was bestowed upon on her. Instead she made haste to go on an arduous journey to be of service to her dear aged cousin Elizabeth who was with child. And to share the good news of our Lord!

Our blessed mother brought grace and blessings upon Elizabeth by her visit because she brought with her Jesus! And when she was recognised for being blessed above all women she redirected all glory, all praise, all honour to God for His infinite goodness and love!

Who can be more perfect a christian then our blessed Mother? Always in the background, ever loving and compassionate is she.  Where she walks, where she speaks, where she acts,  the Holy Trinity is always before her. She brings the joy and peace of her son Jesus with her where ever she goes.

Oh dearest blessed mother my mother, ever full of grace, obtain for us the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we may be wise with your wisdom, understand with your understanding, know with your knowledge, prudent with your prudence, patient with your patience, courageous with your fortitude and desire always to love and serve your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

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VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

GOSPEL
Luke 1:39–56

39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” 56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.