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Rev.Patrick Gaffney, S.M.M. on Mary
The Magnificat

Mary and dove The following are some of the online resources available on the Magnificat.

bullet In Search of the Real Mary by Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. - a Catholic Update also published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.

bullet The Prayer of the Virgin Mary: The Magnificat - The Canticle of Mary - this page form the Women for Faith & Family offers a brief reflection on the magnificat as well as links to other resources on Mary an marian prayers.

bulletThe "Merciless" Magnificat - This by Rev. Johann G. Roten, SM is on the University of Dayton website. Also see, on the same website, My Spirit Finds Joy in God My Savior.

bullet Biblical Sources of Miryam's Hymn - This chart paralleling Luke 1: 46-51 to texts in the Psalms and elsewhere in the Old Testament is illuminating. It contains contains a sampling of passages that are either quoted directly or possibly alluded to in Mary's hymn of praise in Luke 1:46-55. (In PDF format)

bullet Links to Images of the Visitation - Quite an extensive list of links to web site containing painting of great masters on the theme of the Visitation.

bullet The Catechism of the Catholic Church mentions the Magnificat in three articles: #2619 , #2622 , and #2697.

Here are also a few commentaries and reflections on Luke 1: 46-56 available online:

bullet Mary Sings the Praises of God - from a General Audience of Pope John Paul II