Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Luke 1:39-56

God of all times and ages, may your Spirit be with us in our own “visitations” with family and friends, with all who come to us in need, with those who extend their hand to us.  May we not shrink away from the opportunity to be Mary and Elizabeth for another: to embrace and be embraced by your grace and your Spirit of love; to help others realize the peace and hope of your presence in their lives as we have come to know it ours