Luke 1:39 In those days Mary set out
and went with haste to a Judean town in
the hill country, 40 where she entered
the house of Zechariah and greeted
Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard
Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her
And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
Spirit 42 and exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women, and
blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43
And why has this happened to me, that
the mother of my Lord comes to me?
44 For as soon as I heard the sound of
your greeting, the child 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 by the Lord.”
46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the
Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, 48 for he has looked with favour on the
lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all
generations will call me blessed; 49 for the
Mighty One has done great things for me, and
50 His mercy is for those who fear him from
generation to generation. 51 He has shown
strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud
in the thoughts of their hearts. 52 He has
brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly; 53 he has filled the
hungry with good things, and sent the rich away
empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in
remembrance of his mercy, 55 according to the
promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham
and to his descendants forever.”
56 And Mary remained with her about three
months and then returned to her home.
Explore more on this Sunday’s Gospel with Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA.
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