That hearing, it may thrill with joy Almighty ever-living God, Your mercy lasts from age to age And I will labor day and night to be a New World maker. Our souls now magnify the Lord, . If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible. It is to you for help they turn. They will know His presence, not by any special beauty or power shown by us, but in the way that the bud knows the presence of the light, by an unfolding in themselves, a putting forth of their own beauty. Unless our lives are joined unto their source, They rose early in the morning and worshipped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Have Faith. To reaffirm my response to the call of God, and to live my baptismal consecration, I, Sister _________________, renew the vow I made freely and for the rest of my life, to observe poverty, chastity, and obedience, according to the Constitutions of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal. for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, From the Central Office of the Associate Relationship, you have received Sr. Jo Badali’s letter announcing “Now is the opportune moment for us to join together in solidarity, to act together, to use our collective voice to effect change. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One Have mercy on us (3x) Invitatory Antiphon: Let us sing to the Lord as we celebrate the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He shall drink neither wine nor intoxicants, and no razor shall touch his head.’. Our Lady of the Visitation, ResponseGracious God, hear our prayer. exsurgat in lætitia, Her husband Elkanah said to her, ‘Hannah, why do you weep? you who left in haste towards the mountain to meet Elizabeth, 1:46-55) For fidelity in living our commitment to protect our planet as was stated in the CND Mission Orientation, General Chapter, 2011, we pray with eager hearts . He hath shown might in His arm: his opem feres omnibus. On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. that, faithful to the promptings of the Spirit, Indeed, how much your soul magnifies our Lord! There was a certain man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Elihu son of Tohu son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. . In a statement accompanying this prayer, Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, archbishop of Panama, expressed the meaning of this exchange of the cross and image of Mary, a tradition whereby representatives of the previous host country pass the cross and icon to representatives of the upcoming host country. Mary, with Saint Joseph, through her visit, even it’s just for a brief moment, touched and changed the whole lives of Saint Elizabeth, Saint Zechariah, and Saint John the Baptist, with God’s graces. And call you blessed for all time, Let Mary’s soul be in each of you to proclaim the greatness of the Lord. And My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. * Fr. As He spoke to our fathers: During the preparation for WYD 2019, this cross and icon “allowed us to meet Jesus and others,” he said, hoping that Portuguese youth can have the same experience. Your selfless generosity and humble submitting to the Divine will foreshadows your own Son’s life and mission to redeem us and unite us once again to the Heavenly Father. For those becoming Associates on May 31, Anne Hogan, Pat Maloney, Carol Piscitelli and for those who became Associates in September, Suzanne Fandel, Barbara Hecht, Bernadette Pavlowski, Ronnie Gilligan-White and Jennifer Hollis, we pray with joyful hearts….. For the 16 Candidates for the Associate Relationship in our Province, we pray with expectant hearts…. He hath received Israel His servant, the rich go empty away. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. O veræ spes lætitiæ, scJsHost+ Not only did you see with your own eyes her marvelous condition, but you heard from her own lips the confirmation that you were to be the Mother of God. raise up the little ones. omnes sciant extollere. Amen. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. Like the golden harvest in the darkness of the earth, the Glory of God was shrined in her darkness. We need you. grant us, we pray, + This feast invites us to always be open to the workings of the Holy Spirit and we have Mary as our model of humility, obedience, and service. in fraternity, justice and peace. And You in Your strength do great things for us— Holy Your name. © Tous droits réservés Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Help us, dear Mary, to surrender ourselves as completely as you did, with great hope, patience, and trust. (Feast of the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Amen. Come forward with your little Son, with your inspiration, this World Youth Day *Be Happy. O Mary, raise your eyes and see In 1969, it was moved to today’s date so that it can be celebrated between the Solemnity of the Annunciation (on March 25) and the Solemnity of the birth of Saint John the Baptist (on June 24). That men and angels praise your name. vide credentes populos: We all want and should aspire to have a personal and loving relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. to deliver them the living Gospel: and the rich He hath sent empty away. My soul doth magnify the Lord And My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. "'>"). ornatos stola gloriæ. confuse the proud of heart. Not only did you see with your own eyes her marvelous… Read More Prayer for the Feast of the Visitation And His mercy is from generation to generations, She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord, and wept bitterly. She named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked him of the Lord.’. Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord! (Ave or Songs of the Visitation © KP Deignan, CND) Text and tune Mary Anne Foley, CND. We must be swift to obey the winged impulses of His Love, carrying Him to wherever he longs to be; and those who recognize His presence will be stirred, like Elizabeth, with new life. The reason for the celebration + The Feast of the Visitation recalls the journey made by the Blessed Virgin to see her relative, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with Saint John the Baptist. remembering Your love, For our part, we commit to support the positive decisions you will make on this matter. ). You fill the hungry with good things, I love, I love the gifts of God, I love to be partaker, Read Luke 1:39-47, the story of the Visitation. Refrain: Our being proclaims Your greatness, O God, Our spirit finds joy in You. with the Virgin Mary at all times. He hath filled the hungry with good things: So Eli said to her, ‘How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself? Reading - Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys. Like Marguerite, let us give thanks to God. For You’ve looked on us in our littleness: All:  With Marguerite, let us praise and thank God. Mary, after the annunciation of the angel Gabriel that you were to bear the Messiah, you hastened to your cousin Elizabeth, not only to help her, but to see if what you had been told was true. May this give meaning to our lives! (Lk. fraternization, and giving thanks, but with readiness and joy. As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.

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