DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Assumption of Mary: In today’s Gospel of Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth, we have the solemn miraculous encounter of great Joy of: John the Baptist greeting Jesus in their mother’s wombs. Being the Mother of Jesus and without any sin, Mary was assumed into heaven. Do we trust fully in the powerful intercession of Mary as our Mother.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my Saviour; ….’