The Assumption of the B. V. Mary : Monday, 15th August 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 1:39-47

Mary set out at that time 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? From 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… ’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. How blessed are we to have Mary, the mother of Jesus, our Lord and God, as our mother too.


  • When Elizabeth greeted Mary and recognized the Messiah in Mary’s womb, God filled her heart and her own child with the joy of His Holy Spirit.  


  • God resides within us through His Holy Spirit.  Do you live in the joy of God’s presence?  He is there to protect us from harm and lead us to our eternal home in heaven.  Ask the Lord for the grace to appreciate more fully the gift of His presence within you.