When we celebrate Christmas, we know all about the impact the birth of this tiny baby has had - and continues to have - on the world. At the time of Jesus’ birth, though, people were likely not so sure. Mary, however, did have an idea of how the world would turn with the birth of Jesus. In the “Magnificat” (found in Luke 1:46-55), Mary sings about how God will change the world through Jesus Christ.
The beautiful Irish song, “Canticle of the Turning,” is based on Mary’s words in the Magnificat. The song imagines with Mary how the world will turn after Jesus is born. You can both listen to the song and read the lyrics here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9QeTmRCpW4