Tag Archives: Magnificat

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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.

Mass Readings – Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Mass: Mary’s song of praise. Catholic Inspiration

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.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of the Year (Dec. 22nd)

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mary’s Magnificat of praise inspires us to live our faith with joy and power as we face all the circumstances of life.

Mass Readings – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Mass: Proclaiming God’s goodness. Catholic Inspiration

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.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent

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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

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Archive of Fr. Andrew’s Podcasts

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Photo Credit: The Nativity Story, 2006.


Daily Mass: The Visitation of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Readings for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth is one of great joy, and Mary’s Magnificat proclaims God’s goodness.  May our voices echo this song of praise today by what we say and do for the Lord.

Three Great Things

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The Nativity Story.  2006.  New Line Cinema.


Daily Mass: Praising God. Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things

Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily – 22nd of December in Advent

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.

Botticelli_Uffizi_37 - Madonna-Magnificat

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Madonna of the Magnificat, Sandro Botticelli;  1481, tempera, 118cm x 119cm, Uffizi, Florence, Italy.