I told each of our children’s obstetrician that our child would be born on Our Lady’s feast day. The first was born two weeks early on the feast of the Queenship of Mary (August 22). A month before the second child’s due date, I asked the doctor when he would be on shift at the hospital. “The 31st” was the reply.
“Good,” I said. “This baby is going to be born on that day.”
“You can’t predict when your baby will be born,” he laughed! “The baby decides!”
“You’ll see,” I countered.
You should have seen the look on his face when I arrived at the hospital the morning of May 31, 1995, the feast of the Visitation, two weeks before our son’s due date.
We have all had times when our heart is very clear about the things of the Spirit. When that happens the only prayer possible is Mary’s: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
Painting is by Johann van Duyren (1463-1480), Cologne, Germany. Public domain on wikimedia