et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.
and my spirit exults in God my Savior
for he has regarded the humility of his handmaid.
Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name;
et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies
and His mercy is from generation to generation
to those who fear Him.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
dispersit superbos mente cordi sui;
deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles;
He has shown the strength of his arm;
He has scattered the superior in their own minds;
He has unseated the mighty
And has lifted up the humble;
esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes.
The hungry he has filled with good things
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has received Israel His servant,
Suscepit Israel puerum suum,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.
remembering His mercy,
just as he said to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.
from today's Gospel
and a previous post
on Toward Contemplation