Mary’s offers a proclamation of praise in her Magnificat, as she glorifies God and offers thanks for the blessings she has received. May we echo her words as we call to mind in our prayer and daily practice how the Lord has touched our hearts and fostered our faith.
It’s called the Magnificat – a song of praise that Mary offers – and it has been a prayer of powerful reflection for the Church for 2000 years. Recognizing that God is in charge, initiating, leading, empowering and conquering evil, we are united in grace and draw near to the Lord.
Mary’s Magnificat is a song of praise about God’s goodness and mercy. As we prepare for Christmas, may this proclamation inspire us to count our blessings and opportunities to put our faith into practice.
Mary and Elizabeth – pregnant with Jesus and John the Baptist – meet and rejoice at the goodness of the Lord. Both women knew hardship, yet their faith inspires us to see God at work…in good times and in bad.
Mary’s Magnificat proclaims God’s goodness. Her praise of God’s grace is understood against the backdrop of the challenges and sorrows she will face – and we can look at her example to hold on to the Lord’s blessings as we face the struggles of our lives.
Madonna of the Magnificat, Sandro Botticelli; 1481, tempera, 118cm x 119cm, Uffizi, Florence, Italy.