News Item: : Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Monday 02 July 2018 - 12:46:36

In the Traditional Calendar, the 2nd July is the date of the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

When the Angel Gabriel announced the Incarnation to the Virgin Mary he told her, as proof of God's all-powerful will, that her cousin Elizabeth had conceived a son in her old age.

Forthwith, Mary went with haste to visit Elizabeth. As we recalled on the recent Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, St. John was sanctified in Elizabeth's womb at their meeting.

St. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost, and cried the salutation that is now in the Ave Maria, and Mary was inspired to utter the sublime canticle of praise, the Magnificat.

The Church recalls today, the great outpouring of grace on that sublime occasion as the first effect of the presence of Jesus in the world. The festival was first instituted as a universal feast by Pope Urban VI.

Let us pray today for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the Church, our families, ourselves and the world.

Our Lady of the Visitation - Pray for us!

St. Elizabeth - Pray for us!

St. John the Baptist - Pray for us!

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