Friday, December 08, 2006

Feast Of The Immaculate Conception

The Magnificat

Luke 1: 46-55 (Douay translation)

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior
Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid;
for behold from henceforthall generations shall call me blessed.
Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His name.
And His mercy is from generation untogenerations, to them that fear Him.
He hath shewed might with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with goodthings; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.