Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God

New Year's Day is the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
Happy New Year!
The Canticle of Mary or The Magnificat (from Luke 1:46-55):

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

2 comments:

David Jackson said...

Thanks for the good article.

If you want to share...I wrote this article on the 12 days of Christmas and the Holy Days for the upcoming year. You can read it here.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-28936-Portland-Catholic-Examiner~y2009m12d31-The-solemnity-of-Mary-Mother-of-God


Happy New Year!

David

Agnes Regina said...

Thanks for posting the Magnificat - a favorite prayer! But isn't New-Year's Day the Feast of the Circumcision?