Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Magnificant

During Advent, I've been reciting and praying this prayer (also know as the Canticle of Mary). Wiki has a nice little bit of history as well as the different versions. I don't have any completed thoughts or tidbits of my journey, I just wanted to share a really beautiful flower I've found along that road. Feel free to pray with me...

The Canticle of Mary


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
My Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour
For He has looked with favour on His lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
The Almighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His Name.

He has mercy on those who fear Him
In every generation.

He has shown the strength of His arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
And has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of His servant Israel
For He has remembered His promise of mercy,
The promise He made to our fathers,
To Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning.
is now, and will be forever.

Amen.