Training your dragon

 
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, based on Luke 1:39-56

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” And Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Maria Curtis, OPL

I have been a music educator for 30 years and married for 31 years to my husband Bob, also a life professed Dominican. We both life professed in 1998. We have 3 children. Jessica is 30 and married to Jim. She is a 2nd gr. teacher and works wonderfully with her students who mostly come from low incomes and spanish -speaking homes. My son Rob (25)is married to Carrie RN and they are expecting their first little girl in Sep. Rob teaches in a parochial school. Jenny is a senoir in high school and sings wth Phx. Children’s choir. I have served in music ministry, as a lector and RE teacher along with Dominican Lay formation.