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This is a symbol of the of our to right after the. It is a symbol of the,, Who took away the stain of original sin of while he was still in his mother's womb. The suffering came to do on earth was not completed until after the death of, yet received the redeeming grace in anticipation of the, when won the grace for us. The is a sign of, as is the. Both are used as symbols of.
When was "filled with the," she realized, without being told by any person, that our had the life of our, in her, and at the same time, had the stain of original sin removed. The Catholic Church teaches he did not sin during his life. Also, he died the death of a.
The Visitation is recorded in the Gospel of Saint Luke 1:39-1:56.
1:39. Mary arose in those days and with haste went into the hill country into a city of Judea,
1:40. and she entered into the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
1:41. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
1:42. and she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
1:43. “How is this that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
1:44. “For behold, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
1:45. “Blessed are you who have believed, because those things that were spoken to you by the Lord shall be accomplished.”
1:46. Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
1:47. “and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior
1:48. “because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed
1:49. “because He that is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
1:50. “His mercy is from generation unto generations, to those who fear Him.
1:51. “He has shown might in His arm; He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts.
1:52. “He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the humble.
1:53. “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.
1:54. “He has received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy,
1:55. “as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever.”
1:56. Mary abode with her about three months, and she returned to her own house.
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