Feast of The Visitation
" And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age;
At the voice of the Mother of God, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
Notice in this mystery of Our Lady's life how God wished to show us
The moment she entered the house and greeted her cousin,
Elizabeth cried out,
"Blessed are you for your believing
And Mary said,
"My soul magnifies the Lord," my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior,'
What a blessing did the presence of the God-Man bring to this house,
Mary remained with Elizabeth about three months,
Consider the love of her neighbor that makes Our Lady share with others
Mary heeds no difficulty in her labor of love.
When we see so many around us ignoring God or living in sin,
God's glory demands sacrifices from us.
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name.
And His Mercy is from generation unto generations upon them that fear Him.
He hath shewed might in His arm, He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel, His servant, being mindful of His mercy.
As He spoke to our Fathers, Abraham and His seed forever.
Prayer for The Visitation
O God, Who by the fruitful virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
V. After childbearing, you remained a Virgin.
Bestow on Your servants, we beg You O Lord, the gift of Your heavenly grace,
Painting 2 by Dias Tavares