Thoughts: Bearing in her womb the Saviour of mankind, the Word of God incarnate, Mary went as quickly as she could to greet
Elizabeth, her cousin. John leaped in Elizabeth`s womb and she was filled with the Holy Spirit. Mary`s soul proclaimed the greatness of the Lord. With
Elizabeth, and taught by her, we say, `Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb` (Luke 1:42).
Prayer: Holy Mary, God-bearer, you went in haste to share the good news of salvation with your cousin, Elizabeth. May we who bear
your Son in our hearts possess the same eagerness to share with others the joy that he has given us, so that being filled with the Holy Spirit, we may all rejoice in
God, our Saviour.