The Magnificant

A Devotion To Mary

The Magnifcat...

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me and Holy is his name.And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.He has shown strength with his arms; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty form the their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.

General Information

Why is it Prayed?
The Magnificat is prayed because we keep the tradition alive it is one of the eight ancient christian hymns and thought to be the earliest marian prayer. It is originally spoken if the Gospel of Luke when Mary is in the occasion of the visitation to her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth is pregnant and praises to Mary and Mary responds to her by singing the Magnificat.
What is it?
The Magnificat, Latin for 'my soul', is known as the Song of Mary or the Canticle of Mary but traditionally known as the Ode of the Theotokos. This prayer comes from Luke's Gospel (1:46-55), in the Gospel it is explained as Mary's hymn of praising the Lord
What type of devotion is it?
The Magnificat is a prayer devotion.
Its uses in the church community?
It is frequently sung or spoken in Christian liturgy services.