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- Mary, by Peter Kreeft (New Haven: Connecticut: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, 2001). With Imprimatur. Part of the Luke E. Hart Series: Basic Elements of the Catholic Faith (General Editor, Father John A. Farren, O.P.). The audiobook may be listened to, and is available in mp3 format, and the ebook may be View Online and is available in pdf format, at the Catholic Information Service of the Knights of Columbus.
On the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite; and on New Year’s Day, 2019. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus!
“And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God… To a virgin… and the name of the virgin was Mary. And the Angel… said to her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou among women… Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name, Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High… The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God… And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word.
“And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb: and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.” (St. Luke I, 26, 27, 28, 31-32, 35, 38, 41-45, formatting supplied)