Blessed is the fruit of our wombs


On August 15, we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a day for us Catholics to remember how our dear Mother played a significant role in the life of Jesus, and indirectly, in the lives of each of us today.

The Gospel on that day spoke about the Annunciation, and these words really struck me:
 “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:42

When Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin, said this to her, she must have felt such joy. She was actually so moved that she broke out into song – what is known today as the Canticle of Mary.

Mama Mary had no idea then just how deeply her heart would be “pierced by a sword.” (Luke 2:35) She probably did not have any inkling as to what that verse meant too, when the prophet Simeon said it during the Presentation of Jesus at the temple.

Indeed, nothing could probably have prepared her for this: (*the song in the video is a Filipino composition and is about how great a mother's love for her children is)



(To read the rest of this entry, please go to my post on our local online news portal, Philstar.com's unBLOGGED section here. Thank you and may GOD bless us all!)

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  1. Thank you, I followed the link and read the rest,it was well worth it.thoughtfull and thought provoking.

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  2. Wonderful post..

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