Saturday, May 31, 2008

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Visitation w/ Sts. Nicholas & Anthony, by Piero di Cosimo, 1490

Today is Magnificat day, The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin to St. Elizabeth, mother of St. John the Baptizer.

Let us pray:

Eternal Father,
you inspired the Virgin Mary, mother of your Son,
to visit Elizabeth and assist her in her need.
Keep us open to the working of your Spirit,
and with Mary may we praise you forever.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Today's Random Round-up:
While I do not have a site meter attached to this blog, we do have one on our parish blog, The People of the St. Mary Magdalene. According to the most recent reports, an article I posted last October has been quite a hit with people from Germany, Denmark, and the U.K. reading it more than once this past week. The post, which was part of a series I did, is entitled Faith and anxiety. The other posts are Faith and death and Faith and doubt. The anxiety post was prompted by an article in Communio, by Fr. Jacques Servais, the citation for which is at the bottom of the post. Today I was also looking at a retrospective exhibit, now at the Musée Rodin, by Camille Claudel, who was Paul Claudel's sister. Once again, as is his penchant, Alex linked to something of interest. This time from the Catholic News Service blog- Benedict's Top 10? Last, and most definitely least, I began copying (not cutting) my homilies to my MySpace blog. I just need to figure out how to change the privacy settings.

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