December 21 - St. Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled" (Luke 1: 41-45).
Elizabeth recognizes the humility and charity of Mary right away. Mary is a wonderful example for us all. Remember to thank Mary this Christmas season for saying, “yes.”
Lord, help me to prepare my heart well for the celebration of your birth.
Impact Sports: Do I pray with my heart or do I just say the words?
Impact Life: Do I show my gratitude and loyalty to God by dressing nicely for Mass on Sunday?