Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Monday 31st May, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Mary’s Visitation”:  Today’s Gospel captures the scene of the “Visitation” very beautifully. Mary’s prompt response to Angel Gabriel’s message, to visit her cousin was rewarded with Elizabeth’s divinely inspired proclamation about Mary and the God-Child in her womb.  Ponder on, “Are we prompt in obeying God’s Will, like Mary?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:39-47, 56

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 …’

Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back home.