Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
(Three months prior to John the Baptists birth)
The Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would bear a Son, Jesus. The Angel also said that her cousin Elizabeth was already six months pregnant. This was amazing news since Elizabeth was old and barren.
Mary, probably accompanied by Joseph, ‘hurriedly’ went to visit Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah. When Mary arrived, Elizabeth exclaimed in a loud voice, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child in your womb. And who am I that the mother of my Lord should come and visit me? For the instant the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leapt for joy”. (Luke 1:42-44)
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months, possibly until the birth of John the Baptist.
Mary, Queen of Heaven:
Pray for us that we will celebrate with our friends and families in times of joy and happiness especially when a newborn arrives.
Glory be to the…