Guadalupe Novena ~ Day 7 ~ ENGLISH
When I face obstacles in the service of God and our Blessed Mother, or in fulfilling my responsibilities, or in doing what is right, am I humble and patient and persevering like Juan Diego?
Do I maintain respect for the Church and her ministers, the bishops and priests, when it seems they are indifferent or compromised in their evangelical witness?
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.
Praise the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit,
Both now and forever. Amen.