Monday, July 02, 2007

The Feast of the Visitation! :)

Whoohoo, another day gone by in the lab, time does go by really quickly. When I was writing the date on the petri dish of titrations we did today, I was a little shocked at how time literally zooms past you. I started in the lab in the middle of June, now its July! arh and wow ... :) Well, today's the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

From the 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal:

Mary's first action after God had come to dwell in her was one of self-denying charity. She undertook a troublesome journey in order to visit her cousin Elizabeth. Thus she proclaimed charity to be the virtue which above all Christ brought with Him from heaven. God made Mary's visit the occasion of a wonderful miracle. On her entrance into St. Elizabeth's dwelling, St. John the Baptist was cleansed from sin in his mother's womb. Mary was the channel of this exceptional privilege of the cleansing away of sin in the case of the unborn child. As the, so now: Mary is the channel of all graces, and above all, of the restoration of the sinner to friendship with God. Mary's charity is not less present now than at the time of the Visitation. Nay, she is far more eager now than then to promote the happiness and console the sorrows of those who fly to her for succor. :)

The Magnificat (St. Luke 1:46-55):

1. Magnificat anima mea Dominum.
1. My soul doth magnify the Lord;
2. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour,
3. Because He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,
4. Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His name,
5. And his mercy is from generation unto generations to them that fear Him.
6. He hath shown might in His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
7. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
8. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away.
9. He hath received Israel, His servant, being mindful of His mercy,
10. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His seed forever.
11. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
12. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Jesus, Mary, I Love Thee; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)



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