Mary’s Magnificat and Hannah’s Song

December 11, 10:15am, Trinity Hall

A special faith formation event sponsored by the Women Who Stay to celebrate the Women Who Sing!  Hannah, the mother of Samuel, and Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, are two prophetic voices of Advent that are muted in our Catholic Sunday Lectionary.  Many of us know Mary’s Magnificat in the first chapter of Luke, but did you know that the entire song she sang while visiting her cousin Elizabeth is never read as the Gospel on any Sunday during any liturgical cycle?  And the prophetic song of Hannah that Mary echoes is also never heard in any Sunday Mass either?  We’ll explore these voices absent from the Lectionary.