Month of Mary – May Devotions – Day 31 – Magnificat of Mary!

May 31, 2018frjohnma

Thanks immensely for praying and devoting your time and resources for the May devotions. May all our efforts find favour in the sight of our Mother and God. Amen. We just need to be thankful for this last day of May and the feast of Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin Elizabeth. Let us use the words of Mother to thank God through her. Hence the need for the Magnificat!

The Magnificat, from Luke’s Gospel (1:46-55), is the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spontaneous song/hymn of praise to the Lord. It is also known as the Canticle of Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours. It has had numerous musical settings from such composers as Palestrina, Bach and Mozart; however, it can be recited as well as sung. Its name comes from the first line of its text in Latin “Magnificat anima mea Dominum” (“it praises”), translated in the first line: My soul magnifies the Lord. The Magnificat is the hymn of Mary; her expression of praise and blessing; a divine canticle; Prayer with the power of God and Prayer filled with mystery. It is also a theological hymn; salvific hymn; Song of liberation; and an ecumenical song. Mary proclaims the Lord’s greatness with characteristic humility and grace and above all, it is the embodiment of her spirituality (i.e. her way of life or her way of living a life of faith in the Spirit).

Prayer: We have gone through the Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary with copious devotions, learning and transformation. On this day let us recite her magnificat and thank God with her words. Let us accept her visitation as Elizabeth accepted her. Our Lady cause of our joy – pray for us!

Comments (10)

  • Andymarie

    May 31, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for all the reflections throughout the month of May. We pray that our Lady of the visitation will continue to visit and inspire you so that your song for her will be the magnificat. You are too much padre.

  • Victoria Pillah

    May 31, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    May Mary our mother continue to interceed for us now and for ever, Amen. Thanks for the daily reflection. God keep you blessed. Victoria Pillah

  • Boniface Mary D. A

    May 31, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    May our Lady grant us out hearts desires in a very special way.

  • Mrs Otu paulyn

    May 31, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    May our Lady, comforter of the afflicted intercede for our nation Nigeria amen.

  • vicky

    May 31, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Amen. Thank you for enlightening us throughout the month of May. God bless you.

  • John Egbeji

    May 31, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    May we experience the hand of our Mother in our life. May she visit our county in this time of difficulties.

  • John Egbeji

    May 31, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Padre thanks for your time throughout this month of our mother Mary

  • Phina

    May 31, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks Fr. for your tireless n beautiful messages. May we all who honour our Blessed Lady have a share in the joy experienced by St Elizabeth and the baby in her womb . Amen

    1. frjohnma

      August 20, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Amen and thanks

  • Theresa Anazia

    May 31, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    We thank God for the gifts of our Lord Jesus and mother Mary. The reflections and devotions all through May gave us spiritual enlightenment. Thank you Fr. for your guide. God bless you abundantly. Amen.

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