See this legally free ebook:
- Mary in the Gospels; or Lectures on the History of Our Blessed Lady, as Recorded by the Evangelists, 2nd edition, by Very Rev. J. Spencer Northcote [1821-1907] (London, New York: Burns and Oates, 1885). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. The 1st edition (London: Burns, Lambert, & Oates, 1867) is available at Internet Archive, with another copy at Internet Archive.
See also the following online articles:
- “Mary Is Venerated in the Bible!“, by Stephen Beale, 22 May 2013, at Catholic Exchange.
- “Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant“, by Steve Ray, 05 May 2019, at Catholic Answers.
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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.
And Mary said:
My soul doth magnify the Lord: And my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done great things to me: and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation to generations, to them that fear him. (St. Luke i, 41-50)