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Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent

Memorial Feast: Saint Peter Canisius (1521-+1579) Priest and Doctor of the Church, Patron Saint of the Catholic Press and Germany


Book of the Prophet Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Psalm 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Luke 1:39-45



There is a beautiful tone of intimacy and affection in both of today’s sacred readings. In the first reading, we find the lyrical love poetry written by King Solomon for his young bride from Egypt, describing the overflowing emotions of love between them at the time of their marriage. In Luke’s account of the Visitation, we sense the mutual spiritual friendship bonding of Mary with her cousin Elizabeth, as they ponder how God has blessed both of them, and through them so many others who would come to live a life more full because of the birth of their son’s John the Baptist and our Lord Jesus.


Mary and Elizabeth felt the saving grace of God flowing through their lives and were not afraid to encourage each other by saying so. Many of us were raised on the principle that “God helps those who help themselves” and that displays of need are out of place in the pursuit of holiness. I would suggest that all of us learn from Elizabeth as she states so clearly, “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”


Question of the Day: How will you give thanks to God as you continually receive His blessings?


Prayer: “Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to Him a new song.” (Psalm 33)

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