(Luke 1)

And Mary said, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.”

The words of Mary are few, and these are by far the most profound . . . Mary giving thanks for God’s greatness and her lowliness.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is indeed with you. Your gift was your poverty and your love—the womb welcoming all seeking solace and peace.