Today we celebrate the joyful meeting between Our Lady and Elizabeth, both expectant mothers. Today is the day that the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy at the sound of Mary’s greeting. Today is the day when the hymn we know as the Magnificat was first uttered. Today is therefore full of joys!


And today’s blessing: ‘Blessed is she who believed that the promise spoken by the Lord would be fulfilled’. Here in the image below we see the fulfilment of that promise, namely the Lord Jesus Christ. May we too utterly surrender our lives to the Lord’s purpose for us, trusting that it will be fulfilled. May God bless you this day.