LESSON 7: “My Soul Magnifies the Lord”

We will be looking at the Annunciation to discuss Mary as a model of discernment and focus particularly on joy and how words and actions correspond with a heart for God. Joy is the virtue that is an appropriate response to doing the will of God, because the only thing God wants is our happiness and joy.


  • What do you think holds people back from being “good” examples?
  • Do you think you settle for pleasure instead of joy? How do you see this in your life?
  • When do you hold back from prayer? From praising God publicly? Why?
  • Discernment of your vocation: How does Mary’s Magnificat help you to discern?

Additional Resources for LESSON 7

“Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God and not herself” -Pope Benedict XVI

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