“At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Luke 1:41)
1. The babe in Elizabeth’s womb (John the Baptist) leaped for joy;
2. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit;
3. Elizabeth proclaims that Mary is blessed above all other women; and
4. Elizabeth proclaims Mary’s Divine Maternity, calling Mary “the
mother of my Lord”
Tom Mulcahy, M.A.
References: I rely significantly on the following sources/references: 1. Mary in the Redemption, by Adrienne Von Speyr (Ignatius Press). 2. True Devotion to Mary, by Saint Louis de Montfort (TAN Books). 3. Ignatius Catholic Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke (Ignatius Press). 4. Documents of Vatican II. Saint Louis de Montfort calls the sanctification of John the Baptist in the womb of Elizabeth Christ’s “first miracle of grace” in True Devotion to Mary. It is Father Faber who used the expression, “Kingdom of the Incarnation.”
Image: Visitation, 1503, by Mariotto Albertinelli (Public Domain, U.S.A.)
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