Friday, May 31, 2013

The Feast of the Visitation

"In the days that followed, Mary rose up and went with all haste to a town of Juda, in the hill country where Zachary dwelt; and there entering in she gave Elizabeth greeting. No sooner had Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, than the child leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth herself was filled with the Holy Ghost; so that she cried out with a loud voice, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. How have I deserved to be thus visited by the mother of my Lord? Why, as soon as ever the voice of thy greeting sounded in my ears, the child in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed art thou for thy believing; the message that was brought to thee from the Lord shall have fulfilment.

And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord; my spirit has found joy in God, who is my Saviour, because he has looked graciously upon the lowliness of his handmaid. Behold, from this day forward all generations will count me blessed; because he who is mighty, he whose name is holy, has wrought for me his wonders. He has mercy upon those who fear him, from generation to generation; he has done valiantly with the strength of his arm, driving the proud astray in the conceit of their hearts; he has put down the mighty from their seat, and exalted the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty-handed. He has protected his servant Israel, keeping his merciful design in remembrance, according to the promise which he made to our forefathers, Abraham and his posterity for evermore."
-Luke 1:39-55 (Knox)


Anonymous said...

Hello Timothy,

I came across the following and thought it may be of interest to you

Pax - John

Ronald Knox, theologian, author, Bible translator
Colloquium at Heythrop College celebrated life of prominent convert

31 May 2013, 9:00

Last weekend scholars gathered at London's Heythrop College for a colloquium on the priest and theologian Ronald Knox who translated the Bible, wrote detective fiction and was a regular broadcaster for BBC radio - as well as one of the most prominent converts to Catholicism of the twentieth century.

Below are two excerpts from speeches given at the event.

Timothy said...

Thank you John!