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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary visits Elizabeth and both women experience a revelation about how God is present in their lives.

Mass Readings – Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the key themes that we see in the readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Micah 5:2-5a

  • Bethlehem is prophesied as the birthplace of the Messiah.
  • The one to be born will stand firm and shepherd the flock, drawing strength from God and bringing peace to the ends of the earth.

Psalm – 80:2-3,15-16,18-19

  • “Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.”
  • We call upon God for help, protection and salvation.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 10:5-10

  • Christ offers the sacrifice of his body for our sins.
  • In carrying out the Father’s will he consecrates us to God.

Gospel – Luke 1:39-45

  • Mary travels to meet Elizabeth, who is filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • Elizabeth then proclaims that Mary is blessed to be the mother of the Lord.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Advent

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Daily Mass: The visit between Mary and Elizabeth. Catholic Inspiration

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The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth offers and example where faith and fellowship intersect. We support each other in so many ways…how can we lift each other up to God today?

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Advent


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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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

In the exchange between Mary and Elizabeth the two women give praise and thanks to God for the blessings they have witnessed.  May we take their example to heart and do the same in our lives each and every day.

Mass Readings – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Mass: Elizabeth & Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent

The exchange between Elizabeth and Mary follows up the events we heard at Mass yesterday.  Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognizes Jesus as her own child (John the Baptist) leaps for joy in her womb.  May this Christmas offer us the opportunity to draw near to the Lord and be filled with the same Spirit!

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