Friday, July 02, 2010

Feast of Visitation - click to read more

"And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda" (Luke 1:39-47)

O Mary, you cannot give me a share in your great privileges as Mother of God; these belong to you alone! But you want me to share in your virtues, giving me examples of them by yourself. If, then, sincere humility, magnanimous faith, and delicate, sympathetic charity are lacking in me, how can I excuse myself? O Mary, O Mother of mercy, you who are full of grace, nourish us, your poor little ones, with your virtues! (St Bernard)