May is the month of Mary. The Bishops of Canada and the United States are consecrating our countries to Mary today. Mary’s Magnificat is set to music by David Haas. The images are taken from two churches in Richmond Hill, Ontario dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, St. Mary Immaculate and Our Lady Queen of the World.

David Haas
Blest Are They

Luke 1:46-55 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
    and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
    and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
    to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

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