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The Gospel for Today’s Mass
The Assumption of the BVM, Solemnity
Luke Chapter: 1 Verse: 39-56
The Almighty has done great things for me, he has exalted the lowly
Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
And Mary said:
‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit exults in God my saviour;
because he has looked down on his lowly handmaid.
Yes, from this day forward all generations will
call me blessed, for the Almighty has done
great things for me.
Holy is his name, and his mercy
reaches from age to age for those who fear him.
He has shown the power of his arm,
he has routed the proud of heart.
He has pulled down princes from
their thrones and exalted the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things,
the rich sent empty away.
He has come to the help of Israel
his servant, mindful of his mercy
-according to the promise he made
to our ancestors- of his mercy to
Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’
Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back home.
This is the Gospel of the Lord