Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. Mary's Visit to Elizabeth - Luke 1:39-56. Please support our guest writers by visiting their sites, purchasing their work, and leaving comments to thank them for sharing their gifts here on CatholicMom.com. Visitation (Meeting of Mary and Elizabeth in the Presence of Saints Joseph and Jerome), The meeting of Mary and Elisabeth on an Italian town square, in the presence of Saint Hieronymus, Saint Joseph with a lily rod and others people. Copyright © 2020 CatholicMom.com. by Amormeus May 31, 2017 Blog, Liturgy 0 comments. Often, when we reach out to do unto others, it is we who are served in some way. The Holy Spirit has filled Elizabeth and her unborn baby, John is baptised in the womb and will have his own mission to be the forerunner of Christ. Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit. To inquire about serving as a guest contributor, contact editor@CatholicMom.com. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 26-27: CCL 14, 39-42) is used in the Roman Office of Readings during the Fourth week of Advent, on December 21. If Mary did have any doubt at all, God relieves it for her in this moment by confirming everything she thinks the angel said to her; for here is another person, her cousin, her family; who is many many miles from her home, and yet, who knew that she (Mary) was with child and that this child was the Lord! 2) The kindness and compassion of the Mother of Jesus. You know the story. blessed is He who has resided in us. The Word of the Father came from  48 For He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Maronite Icon of the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. In my own reflection on these beautiful passages in Scripture, there is another thought that comes to my mind. hbspt.cta._relativeUrls=true;hbspt.cta.load(275132, '10016573-1c5c-4aa5-baba-c2ac91fe7545', {}); CatholicMom.com Book Series at Ave Maria Press. The Holy Rosary About Blog Feedback Get in touch Privacy Shop. Elizabeth greets Mary immediately with these words: "How is it, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?". Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. This week, the Church celebrated the feast day of The Visitation of Mary to her cousin, Elizabeth. She was not alone and God let her know that. All rights reserved. 2, 19.22-23. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord. It is one that reminds me that our Father in Heaven is a loving, caring, and tangible God. 49 For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. His womb. Mary is not unaware of the great gift God bestows upon her in visiting her cousin; for as soon as Elizabeth exclaims her wondrous words, Mary answers with her beautiful Canticle of thanksgiving. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. We need to form a prayer group. 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 51 He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.”. On this feast we commemorate the day that Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth immediately knows Mary … And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him. We welcome guest contributors who graciously volunteer their writing for our readers. 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Mary had just received news from the Angel Gabriel that she was to have a child – The Annunciation. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? I n those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. Her child (John the Baptist) leaps in her womb and Elizabeth cries out: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Elizabeth was well past child-bearing age and yet the Lord, the Giver of Life, blessed her with a child. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. Luke 1:39-40, 56 . Gabriel had just left her, and the first thing she does is prepare to leave and visit Elizabeth, her cousin. On this feast we commemorate the day that Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. The Visitation is a meditation on the Blessed Virgin Mary‘s visit with her cousin St. Elizabeth after The Annunciation. It is the second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary. As I mentioned earlier, our God is a loving God. We ask you Lord to heal us from our sins through this mystery, and allow us to receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit. For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. It is one that brings me great comfort. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. It is the same in our own lives if we open the eyes of our hearts to see things clearly. Our story began in May 2015, when one of our founding members approached another founding member and said: “There is so much evil around. This week, the Church celebrated the feast day of The Visitation of Mary to her cousin, Elizabeth. Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home." The Visitation is a meditation on the Blessed Virgin Mary‘s visit with her cousin St. Elizabeth after The Annunciation.It is the second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary.. the Word proceeded from one womb to another- Imagine, for a moment, how confused (though trusting) and worried (though trusting) Mary must have been after the angel's magnificent visit.

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