Through the Mystery (Sacrament) of the Eucharist we are privileged to receive Jesus, He resides in us just as he did in Mary’s Womb. He interacts with us and communicates His love to us through many means; including our friends and family. To inquire about serving as a guest contributor, contact editor@CatholicMom.com. After the angel Gabriel delivers God's almighty message and request to the handmaiden, he also informs her that her cousin Elizabeth, who is "getting on" in years as we would say, is also "with child" even unto her barren time. All rights reserved. Mary is not unaware of the great gift God bestows upon her in visiting her cousin; for as soon as Elizabeth exclaims her wondrous words, Mary answers with her beautiful Canticle of thanksgiving. St. Luke compares Our Lady to The Ark of the Covenant. © 2020, Society of the Holy Rosary. Please support our guest writers by visiting their sites, purchasing their work, and leaving comments to thank them for sharing their gifts here on CatholicMom.com. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. 50 And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation. The Holy Rosary About Blog Feedback Get in touch Privacy Shop. Her child (John the Baptist) leaps in her womb and Elizabeth cries out: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. It is one that reminds me that our Father in Heaven is a loving, caring, and tangible God. Am I really going to have a son that has been conceived by the overshadowing power of the Holy Ghost?". Elizabeth immediately knows Mary … 52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. This week, the Church celebrated the feast day of The Visitation of Mary to her cousin, Elizabeth. On this feast let us remember that we can encounter Christ everyday through prayer and through the mystery of the Eucharist. I n those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. Our story began in May 2015, when one of our founding members approached another founding member and said: “There is so much evil around. Elizabeth greets Mary immediately with these words: "How is it, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?". Elizabeth was well past child-bearing age and yet the Lord, the Giver of Life, blessed her with a child. 51 He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 2) The kindness and compassion of the Mother of Jesus. 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. The Visitation is a meditation on the Blessed Virgin Mary‘s visit with her cousin St. Elizabeth after The Annunciation.It is the second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary.. Upon arriving in the city of Judah, Elizabeth greets her with Joy. All Rights Reserved. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. The Word of the Father came from Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit. As soon as Mary received word from the Angel Gabriel that her elderly cousin Elizabeth was already six months pregnant, she immediately set out in haste for the Hill Country of Judea to offer personal assistance to her cousin Elizabeth. The Visitation is a meditation on the Blessed Virgin Mary‘s visit with her cousin St. Elizabeth after The Annunciation. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. It is the second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary. Here, having just found out the most shocking, wonderful, frightening, and miraculous news of her own life, she reaches out and goes to help another in need. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home." Mary, filled with joy, thanksgiving, and (I'm sure) a bit of trepidation of what her own future would hold when this "news" got out, rises up and heads straight for her cousin's home; knowing that she would be grateful of some help. This week, the Church celebrated the feast day of The Visitation of Mary to her cousin, Elizabeth. At some point, she must have wondered, "Did this really just happen to me? Imagine, for a moment, how confused (though trusting) and worried (though trusting) Mary must have been after the angel's magnificent visit. For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. Upon arriving in the city of Judah, Elizabeth greets her with Joy. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. As I mentioned earlier, our God is a loving God. 2, 19.22-23. 49 For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. Often, when we reach out to do unto others, it is we who are served in some way. Visitation (Meeting of Mary and Elizabeth in the Presence of Saints Joseph and Jerome), The meeting of Mary and Elisabeth on an Italian town square, in the presence of Saint Hieronymus, Saint Joseph with a lily rod and others people. On this feast we commemorate the day that Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth.