Feast of the Visitation

May 31, 2017

“For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears,
the babe in my womb leaped for joy.”

-Luke 1:44

Happy Feast of the Visitation! The Second Joyful Mystery! It’s incredible to ponder the marvels that have taken place through the voice of Mary!

In this Visitation, which took place in a home, as soon as Elizabeth hears the voice of Mary she is filled with the Holy Spirit. Simultaneously, the baby in her womb leaps for joy! Why? Because Mary brought Jesus Christ into
their home!

Want to understand the essence of Mary’s role in salvation history? Mary ALWAYS brings Jesus Christ to souls. Mary brought Christ into the world. She brought Christ into the home. What we see her do in Scripture, she will continue to do until the end of time.

So here is the practical take away for this week: Bring Mary into your home! Just as surely as she did for Elizabeth, she longs to fill your home and heart with the Holy Spirit, with joy, and with sanctification. Most importantly and most essentially, she will bring you closer to her Son.

Mother Mary, I invite you into my home and heart this day and each day. Ease the doubts, fears and distractions in my mind. Give me to drink of your desire. Let your fiat be resplendent in my life. Amen.