Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryLuke 1:39-56
Today’s gospel reading contains the Magnificat, Mary’s proclamation of the greatness of God. Notice Mary’s humility. She never procures adulation for herself. Her desire is always to give God the glory.
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”