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Praying with Mary

On this Feast of the Assumption, let her song of praise teach you how to pray.

Mary’s Song, called the Magnificat, tells us more than any other gospel story just how Mary approached prayer (Luke 1:46-55). Mary had heard that her long-barren cousin Elizabeth was pregnant, and so she went to visit her.

When they met, the baby in Elizabeth’s womb jumped for joy, and Elizabeth herself proclaimed Mary as “most blessed” among...

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