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Mary Visits Elizabeth

A Mystery of Encounter

By: Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ

Mary Visits Elizabeth: A Mystery of Encounter by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!.... And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For...

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