Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. John was aware of the presence of the Lord and leapt in Elizabeth’s womb. The readings of the day (see below) reflect and recount this narrative.
The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is observed on May 31.
Daily Mass Readings for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- First Reading – Zephaniah 3:14-18a: ” On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior;”
- Alternate First Reading – Romans 12:9-16: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Isaiah 12: “Among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.”
- Gospel – Luke 1:39-56: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice”
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