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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast

"Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

     "When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit." That was the effect of Mary's voice: it filled Elizabeth with the Holy Spirit. Like an eternal spring, with her prophetic words she sends forth a river of graces for her cousin and causes the feet of the child that is held back in her womb to move and thrill the figures of a marvelous dance. When Mary who is full of grace appears, everything overflows with joy. 

     Then Elizabeth cried out in a loud voice: "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb. But who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" You are blest among women. You are the beginning of our regeneration. You have opened for us free access to paradise, and you have chased away our former sufferings. No, after you, the multitude of women will no longer be enough. Eve's heirs will no longer fear her old curse or the pain of childbirth. For Jesus Christ, humanity's redeemer, Savior of all nature, the spiritual Adam who heals the wounds of earthly human being, Jesus Christ comes forth from your sacred womb. "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb."

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