THIRD SATURDAY OF ADVENT

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD THIRD SATURDAY OF ADVENT CHRISTMAS NOVENA December 21, 2019 WORD of the DAY 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: 42-45) How shall I live this Word? Two women meet. Two women indwelled by the life that is about to be born. Between them, there is the Spirit who places them in relationship, revealing the great proclamation of the Incarnation. “Blest are you among women!” In the womb of a girl the Messiah entered the home of Elizabeth. Then little John, destined to be His witness, although still encircled by the womb of his mother, exults with joy. It is an encounter of exaltation and of joy that will not only reach the encircling hills, but...