USCCB - (NAB) - December 12, 2007:
"When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” "
Prayer for Today: May all Christians today leap for joy at the sound of Mary's 'voice' and boldly stand united to proclaim Elizabeth's words 'blessed are you among women'.
May Mary's own words too echo in our hearts "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior."