A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Monday, May 31, 2004

The Magnificent Magnificat

Et Maria dixit,
Magnificat anima mea Dominum,
et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.
Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies
timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
dispersit superbos mente cordi sui;
deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles;
esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes.
Suscepit Israel puerum suum,
recordatus misericordiae,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.

And Mary said,
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
My spirit rejoices in God my savior,
For He has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

Behold, from this day, all generations shall call me blessed.
He who is mighty has done great things for me
and holy is His name;
and His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.

He has shown the strength of his arm;
He has scattered
those who in their hearts thought themselves lofty;
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
And has lifted up the lowly;
He has filled the hungry with good things
and the rich He has sent away empty.

He has helped Israel His servant,
remembering His mercy,
just as he said to our fathers,
to Abraham and his offspring forever.

Luke 1:46-55