Mary is model, teacher, guide, inspiration, life, sweetness and hope to all to raise their eyes to her with love. In the beautiful prayer of St. Bernard, the Memorare, we pray with confidence: “Never was it known that anyone who had recourse to Mary was left unaided…”
May is the month of Mary and it concludes with one of the most beautiful Marian Feast days— the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth. Many superb spiritual lessons can be learned from this Marian gem, which also is the 2nd Joyful Mystery. Let us descend into the “Spiritual mine” and grab on to the excellent treasures.
The last part of the prior mystery— the Annunciation/Incarnation— ends with Mary’s “Fiat”— that is to say Mary’s “Yes” to God. The exact words are: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.” In that moment, one of the most sublime moments in the history of the world took place: the Incarnation of the Son of God. That is to say, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, descended from His heavenly throne, and became Incarnate (man) in the most pure womb of the Virgin Mary! In rapt awe, we humbly adore this sublime mystery!