First Reading: Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55

The first reading is an adaptation of the Magnificat by Delphine Vasques.

My soul sings to you in utter joy,
O my God, and my spirit is glad in your saving might.
You have looked on me with love because of all
my simplicity and humility,
and all women and men will say I am blessed.

It is because of your Holy Name
that I have been exalted.
To all those who know you,
you are gracious and full of mercy.

You show favor to the powerless and oppressed,
and turn your face from the proud and domineering.
Those who hunger in any way you have
filled with their heart’s desires,
but the self-satisfied remain empty of your peace.

In your mercy you remember your chosen people,
our ancient fathers and mothers,
and their children forever.

An adapted reading of the Magnificat by Delphine Vasques.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 47

R: Sing praises to the Beloved

Clap your hands, all peoples!
Acclaim the Creator with loud songs of joy!
For the Beloved of our hearts is mighty, the Most High over all the earth.
Love invites the people to co-creation, the nations to peace.
Love is our birthright, our heritage, to be shared with all.

R: Sing praises to the Beloved

Let Love rise up to shouts of acclamation; join in the cosmic celebration!
Sing praises to the Creator, sing praises!
Sing praises to the Beloved, sing praises!
For Love has created the universe, let us dance to the flute and the harp.

R: Sing praises to the Beloved

Love reigns over the nations, awaiting an answer to its call.
May the leader of the nations gather to bring peace and justice to all.
For the earth belongs to Love,
Who yearns to see creation healed!

R: Sing praises to the Beloved