Let Mary show you the way to Christ
He has exalted the lowly: Mary, a reflection on the Magnificat
A talk on Mary in the light of the prophetic tradition of Israel
Prophet and Lesson (Past)
Marian teaching (Present)
What we need to do (Future)
My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. He looks on his servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed
Creation-How we were wonderfully made/creation:
We need to separate ourselves from sin
The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy his name!
Jeremiah- Holiness through vocation
Mary, Mother of god
Accept our vocation and receive God’s blessings
His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.
Isaiah-Justice and mercy
Sinlessness of Mary (Sinless Virgin)
We have to keep in mind God’s justice in order to receive His mercy
He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted. He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.
Ezekiel- Perseverance through Suffering
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Give our suffering to God and allow him to walk with us in our sufferings
He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.
Amos- Helping the Poor/Works of Mercy
Mary’s Perpetual Virginity
Make of ourselves a gift to the world through our time, talents, and treasure
He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy, the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.
Isaiah- Faith/Restored Eden
We need to find the happiness God made us for when we do His will