(THE VISITATION OF MARY)
THE house of Obededom was blessed when visited by the ark of God. But with how much greater blessings are those persons enriched who receive a loving visit from the living ark of God! For such was the divine Mother. This was abundantly experienced by the house of St John the Baptist; for Mary had scarcely entered it when she heaped graces and heavenly benedictions on the whole family. For this reason the Feast of the Visitation is commonly called that of "Our Blessed Lady of Graces."
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927