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May 2012

The Holy Spirit and the Feast of the Visitation

The Solemnity of Pentecost, celebrated this past Sunday,  “overshadows” the Feast of the Visitation on May31st, reminding us of the way Our Blessed Mother was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit at the Annunciation.             The Holy Spirit is essential to both the Visitation and Pentecost, and Mary was present and open during all these manifestations. […]

Visitation Feast & St. Francis de Sales 2

St. Francis de Sales’ special admiration for the Visitation Gospel and the Blessed Mother’s unique experience there led him to reflect further on her Magnificat prayer: ” My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior is interpreted as an indication of the love of benevolence on Mary’s part toward God. Yhrough this love the soul recognizes […]

Visitation Feast & St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales chose to found his Order under the patronage of the Blessed Mother in her visit to her cousin Elizabeth, because her found many insights in this Scriptural passage. As we prepare for this Feast on Thursday, May 31, we present just a few of St. Francis’ thoughts on the Visitation. ” […]