UNBORN WORD of the day


Visitation
May 31, 2011, 10:25 pm
Filed under: Biblical Reflections, Mary, Pope Benedict XVI

Visitation Sand Sculpture: Artist: Daniel Glover

“Let us imagine the Virgin’s state of mind after the Annunciation, when the Angel left her. Mary found herself with a great mystery enclosed within her womb; she knew something extraordinarily unique had happened; she was aware that the last chapter of salvation history in the world had begun.

But everything around her remained as before and the village of Nazareth was completely unaware of what had happened to her.

Before worrying about herself, Mary instead thought about elderly Elizabeth, who she knew was well on in her pregnancy and, moved by the mystery of love that she had just welcomed within herself, she set out “in haste” to go to offer Elizabeth her help. This is the simple and sublime greatness of Mary!”

The Visitation and the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Pope Benedict XVI On Saturday evening, 31 May [2008], the Feast or the Visitation of the Virgin Mary.


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