“I, your servant, have never eaten at the table of Haman, nor have I graced the banquet of the king or drunk the wine of libations. From the day I was brought here till now, your servant has had no joy except in you, Lord, God of Abraham. O God, whose power is over all, […]Read More Behold, I Am the Handmaid of the Lord
Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear. Psalm 119, 38 And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. Luke 1, 38 . What was essential in the Divine plan of salvation was that the Blessed Virgin Mary […]Read More Be It Done to Me
I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. Genesis 3, 15 (DRB) When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a […]Read More Most Blessed Are You Among Women
The cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it. Neither could Moses go into the tabernacle of the covenant, the cloud covering all things and the majesty of the Lord shining, for the cloud had covered all. Exodus 40, 34-35 And the angel answering, said to her: The […]Read More Whence Is this to Me, that the Mother of My Lord should Come to Me?
And when the ark of the Lord was come into the city of David, Michol the daughter of Saul, looking out through a window, saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord. 2 Samuel 6, 16 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold […]Read More The Voice of Thy Salutation
Already you knew my soul; my body held no secret from you when I was being fashioned in secret and moulded in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw all my actions; they were all of them written in your book; every one of my days was decreed before one of them came into […]Read More Blessed Are You Who Believed
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bridegroom decked with a crown, and as a bride adorned with her jewels. Isaiah 61, 10 “My […]Read More My Soul Glorifies the Lord