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Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Magnificat: Part III of IV

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THE MAGNIFICAT: Part III of IV “He hath showed might in His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away.” Luke 1:51-53 1. Here more than ever does one hear in Mary’s words an echo of the... Read More

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