Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12 Days of Mary: The Visitation

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”
56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months 

and then returned home.

linking with great joy

to Rebecca's

that honors

our Blessed Mother


rebecca said...

dearest nonnie,
the visitation displayed in this incredible mosaic is a labor of extreme love and creative devotion. thank you for being here, you are a salutation of love!

Redondowriter said...

Advent has definitely arrived. I love your photo and the age old story.

Lea said...

Such a beautiful mosaic. Your bible verses bring to mind a song from my youth. It feels like a gift to remember it today. Thank you Nonnie.

peggy gatto said...

Wonderful reminder of her story!!!

Hettienne said...

dear nonnie, with great joy indeed! i just love these twelve days of Mary! and i love this piece in Luke! so much magic, wonder and mystery! it stretches the mind and heart wide open! lovely to be walking down this road with you again

Norma Ruttan said...

I wish it were mine, Lea, I forgot where I acquired it so I could not credit it.

foxysue said...

Something most of us women folk have in common is the joy of the unborn turning in the womb, so the thrill of Elizabeth we can feel too...
And the joy of gathering as women folk for these twelve days is special! x

Norma Ruttan said...

I agree, Sue, even though I felt the first movement over 50 years ago, I still recall the excitement of feeling my baby the first time!

Norma Ruttan said...

and with you too, Hettienne.

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Rebecca, you are so kind.