Wednesday, May 30, 2012
THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
THURSDAY 8TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YR II
THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16 / Lk 1:39-56
Cry out with joy, O daughter of Zion; rejoice, O people of Israel!
Sing joyfully with all your heart, daughter of Jerusalem! Yahweh has
lifted your sentence and has driven your enemies away. Yahweh, the
king of Israel is with you; do not fear any misfortune. On that day
they will say to Jerusalem: Do not be afraid nor let your hands
tremble, for Yahweh your God is within you, Yahweh, saving warrior. He
will jump for joy on seeing you, for he has revived his love. For you
he will cry out with joy, as you do in the days of the Feast. I will
drive away the evil I warned you about, and you will no longer be
Mary then set out for a town in the hill country of Judah. She entered
the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard
Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with
holy spirit, and giving a loud cry, said, "You are most blessed among
women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! How is it that the
mother of my Lord comes to me? The moment your greeting sounded in my
ears, the baby within me suddenly leapt for joy. Blessed are you who
believed that the Lord's word would come true!" And Mary said, "My
soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit exults in God my
savior! He has looked upon his servant in her lowliness, and people
forever will call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for
me, Holy is his Name! From age to age his mercy extends to those who
live in his presence. He has acted with power and done wonders, and
scattered the proud with their plans. He has put down the mighty from
their thrones, and lifted up those who are downtrodden. He has filled
the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty. He held
out his hand to Israel, his servant, for he remembered his mercy, even
as he promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants
forever." Mary remained with Elizabeth about three months, and then
The verses of Isaiah invite us to sing joyfully of the wonders of God,
our Salvation. He is our strength and we will not fear; we give Him
praise. He is the fountain of our salvation. We proclaim His love to
Are we always aware of this joy, of this privilege that is given to
In the Gospel narrative, when Elizabeth hears the voice of Mary, the
baby in her womb leaps for joy! Thus we have the first part of the
"Hail Mary." In response, Mary praises the Lord in a song of
Thanksgiving, which we call the "MAGNIFICAT". Indeed the Church prays
this every day at Vespers. Like the Virgin Mary, we the believers
express our gratitude for the many blessings of the day.
As we celebrate today the feast of the Visitation, let us continue to
be thankful for the many visits of the Lord in our lives. The Lord
invites us all the time to be one with him. Thank you Lord for
creating us, for loving us, for calling us to be part of your body the
Church, for teaching us and gathering us into one sheepfold.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Fr. Ismael Zuloaga, SJ
- Barbie Atienza
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo and Cordelia Anyaugo
- Jack, Brian, Michael B, Maria, Ben, Gene L, Kristen, Linda O, Mary
Ann, Delores & Fr Larry
- Mon Torres
- Ditas dela Paz
- Tito Oreta
… for the personal intentions of
- Dr Ugonna Anyaugo ; Ogechi Anyaugo;Barr Obinna Okoronkwo; Barr (Mrs)
Barbara Adaugo Okoronkwo; Ifeanyi Matt Anyaugo ;Chuboy O. Anyaugo
- Eugene R, Dana, Rita & Pam, John T
- Beny and Soraya Chua
- Veronica Yap
… Wedding Anniversary: Engr. Celestino and Rosa Maria V. Condor
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Leo Mabale, Betty Marcelo, Lonky Aganon
- Olga, Salvadora
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Jennifer Yulo Uy
- Wedding Anniversary: Raymond & Mary Jane Lim Yu
- Thanksgiving: Dennis, Wendy, Gabe, Aleks & Iñigo Jugueta
- In Memoriam (+): Eduardo Romulo Bengzon
… for families who are in need of healing
… for world peace and reconciliation.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers
and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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