August 15, 2012

The Magnificat

On this Feast of the Assumption, let us ask Our Lady to be the guardian of all life and allow us to help and inspire women to cherish the gift they hold within their womb!

The Magnificat:
My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name;
And his mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear him.
He has shown might with his arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of his mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

(See the immediate previous post for a detailed explanation of the Catholic Church's Doctrine of the Assumption.)


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