F IRST R EADING (1st Option) Zephaniah 3:14-18a inspired her to visit Elizabeth, .css-1dr8n2z{color:#bf0149;}.css-1b2do9l{font-family:Georgia,serif;}.css-1k3dd5h{font-size:large;}The reason for the celebration. We ask this through Jesus, the Incarnate Word, who lives and loves with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Your selfless generosity and humble submitting to the Divine will foreshadows your own Son’s life and mission to redeem us and unite us once again to the Heavenly Father. For those with children, depending on … adventum Christi sentiens. So it went on year after year; as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. raise up the little ones. et tuæ laudis titulum Amen. (Lk. Benny Tuazon. omnes sciant extollere. ornatos stola gloriæ. Opening Suggested Song: Simple Gifts (Ave or Songs of the Visitation © KP Deignan, CND, Adapted from a Shaker song text). ... (Prayer was given to St Gertrude during a vision from Jesus with the promise that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory when prayed.) That hearing, it may thrill with joy var sc_invisible=1; You fill the hungry with good things, They rose early in the morning and worshipped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Visitation of Mary To Elizabeth (Feast) Reflection: The Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would bear a Son, Jesus. And once we are united with the will of God, help us to go out and bring Christ to others as you brought Him to Elizabeth, bringing the Good News of salvation to all. The smallest creatures repeat the same in a language which is mute to humankind. Unless our lives are joined unto their source, Amen. nostræ portus miseriæ, As He spoke to our fathers: 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month, Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian, Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages, Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media, Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos, We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc. From the Central Office of the Associate Relationship, … and hath exalted the humble. “Let Mary’s soul be in each of you to proclaim the greatness of the Lord. BY:Fr. Monastery of the Visitation (Toledo, OH): Monastery of the Visitation (Washington, DC): Access our archives of daily saint biographies here. With you, O Virgin highly blest, As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. remembering Your love, We must be swift to obey the winged impulses of His Love, carrying Him to wherever he longs to be; and those who recognize His presence will be stirred, like Elizabeth, with new life. The voice we still hear in the silence of souls saying: “Consider the lilies of the field.”… anima nostra Dominum, For those who celebrate 25 years of being Associates, Lorelei Grabow, Sharon Longtin, Debbie Mallaney and Sisters celebrating their Jubilee of 50, 60 and 70 years, we pray with grateful hearts…, In thanksgiving for the release of Sr. Gilberte Bussière, Fathers Marta and Allegri, last May 31 and for continued remembrance of the girls of Nigeria and all those suffering from captivity, we pray with faithful hearts…. (Feast of the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Maria, levans oculos, You put the mighty from their thrones, + This feast dates back to the 6th century and was formerly celebrated on July 2. Help us, Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One Have mercy on us (3x) Invitatory Antiphon: Let us sing to the Lord as we celebrate the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Feast of the Visitation recalls to us the following great truths and events: The visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth shortly after the Annunciation; the cleansing of John the Baptist from original sin in the womb of his mother at the words of Our Lady’s greeting; Elizabeth’s proclaiming of Mary—under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost—as Mother of God and “blessed among … but with readiness and joy. "statcounter.com/counter/counter.js'>"). A Gift for the Feast of the Visitation: Sister Joan Mahoney, CND has prepared a prayer service. (Ave or Songs of the Visitation © KP Deignan, CND) Text and tune Mary Anne Foley, CND. To learn about the various communities of the Visitation Order in the United States, visit the following links: Monastery of the Visitation (Toledo, OH): www.toledovisitation.org, Sisters of the Visitation (Dubuque, IA): www.sistersofthevisitationdbq.org/, Visitation Monastery (Mobile, AL): .css-1c4d2y8{color:#006699;}www.VisitationMonasteryMobile.org, Visitation Monastery (Minneapolis, MN): www.visitationmonasteryminneapolis.org, Visitation Monastery (Brooklyn, NY): www.brooklynvisitationmonastery.org, Monastery of the Visitation (Washington, DC): www.gvmonastery.org, Visitation Nuns (Rockville, VA): www.visitmontemaria.com. (The Congregation’s stand will be sent to the UN Conference on Climate Change, Paris, November 30 to December 11, 2015), Reflection (you may wish to share a phrase from a reading that strikes you or respond to one of the questions below). will be the mutual celebration of the Christ we take, as You once did. With you, we will continue on this path of gathering, And His mercy is from generation to generations, in fraternity, justice and peace. springing up from the fountains of the Savior. Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. And My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Our Demand/AskFaced with the extreme urgency of the situation, we strongly call upon you, the Heads of State, to make a firm, concerted and binding commitment against the threat of global warming and to counteract the catastrophic consequences.  God for ever and ever. In a statement accompanying this prayer, Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, archbishop of Panama, expressed the meaning of this exchange of the cross and image of Mary, a tradition whereby representatives of the previous host country pass the cross and icon to representatives of the upcoming host country. For the deceased CND Sisters and Associates of Blessed Sacrament Province who have traveled the Visitation journey before us, especially those who have died this past year, Sisters Mary Joyce, Rose Marie Kelly, and Associates Mary Huth, Marion Drummond, Alba Pernas, Helen Wynne, we pray with hopeful hearts . Not only did you see with your own eyes her marvelous condition, but you heard from her own lips the confirmation that you were to be the Mother of God. Amen. Why do you not eat? Read more:The image of Mary that Pope Francis wanted present for his ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing. his opem feres omnibus. Come forward with your little Son, Put away your wine.’ But Hannah answered, ‘No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. The ways of Your power, O Holy One It is to you for help they turn. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Dear brethren in Christ, today is also the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin, Elisabeth. ut tuam vocem audiens and welldoing is the best wellbeing. Let her spirit be in each to rejoice in the Lord.”—Saint Ambrose of Milan.  who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, and the rich He hath sent empty away. From the Central Office of the Associate Relationship, you have received Sr. Jo Badali’s letter announcing “Now is the opportune moment for us to join together in solidarity, to act together, to use our collective voice to effect change. If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible. Amen. one God, for ever and ever. And You in Your strength do great things for us— Holy Your name.


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