Tag: Elizabeth

What's in a Name?

Apparently, in today’s Gospel, Elizabeth wasn’t going to have a little Zechariah running around.  She was firm in her reply to her neighbors and relatives, “No.  He will be called John.” By this time, Zechariah had been struck dumb, but on agreeing with his wife on the name of his son, his tongue was freed.... Read more »

Tenacity and God's Plan

In today’s Gospel (Luke 1:39-56, NAB), we start at the very beginning.  Mary goes to visit her cousin and when Elizabeth hears Mary’s greeting, her own child leaps within her and she’s filled with the Holy Spirit.   Elizabeth cries out, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.... Read more »

A Psalm For Women - Women's History Month

A Psalm For Women by Carol Gura (Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible NRSV) Divine Wisdom, out of love and compassion You created me   and called me “woman” bone of bones and flesh of flesh companion and partner with man. You created me in your  own image to be fruitful   and to fill the earth with life,... Read more »