The Magnificat is a mirror of Mary’s soul. In this poem, the spirituality of Yahweh’s poor and the prophecy of the Ancient Covenant reach their culmination. It is the canticle that announces the new Gospel of Christ; it is the prelude to the Sermon on the Mount. There Mary reveals herself to us: empty of self, placing all her trust in the Father’s mercy.Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
Secretary (2011), Nicaraguan Bishops Conference
The Magnificat: A Prayer for New Times