Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Our life: a Magnificat! ...

FEAST of the VISITATION
May 31
Blessed is she who believed that what the Lord
has said would be fulfilled. ~ Luke 1:45

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 Mary also anticipated, in the mystery of the Incarnation, the Church's Eucharistic faith.  When, at the Visitation, she bore 
in her womb the Word made flesh, she became in some way 
a ‘tabernacle’- that first 'tabernacle' in history -
in which the Son of God, still invisible to our human gaze, 
allowed Himself to be adored by Elizabeth radiating His light 
as it were through the eyes and the voice of Mary.

And is not the enraptured gaze of Mary ... 
that unparalleled model of love 
which should inspire us 
every time we receive Eucharistic communion?" 

Pope St John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 55
Image above:  The Visitation ~ L Monaco (Public Domain)

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"Is it not this also the joy of the Church, 
which receives Christ incessantly in the holy Eucharist 
and takes Him to the world with the testimony 
of active charity, full of faith and hope? 

Yes, to receive Jesus and to take Him to others 
is the true joy of the Christian!  Let us follow 
and imitate Mary's profoundly Eucharistic soul,
and our whole life will become a Magnificat!"

Pope Benedict XVI
31 May 2005


Blessed Mother Mary and St Elizabeth, pray for us!

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