The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, May 31st, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

At the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel visits Mary and says she’s been chosen to bear the Son of God. He also says that her relative Elizabeth, who was considered barren, is in the sixth month of her pregnancy.

Immediately after hearing this news, Mary travels to visit Elizabeth. This is known as the Visitation.

First, we’ll look at the Gospel account of the Visitation.

Then, I’ll share four lessons from this significant event.

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Church of the Visitation: Ein Karem, Jerusalem. Photos from a friend.

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For God’s Glory

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. There are a number of reasons for that… I wasn’t meant to write during that time. This post is a bit shorter than my previous posts, which may not be a terrible thing since I can be wordy at times.

Recent experiences have been an important reminder that we must listen to and follow the Lord at all times. The purpose of our actions must always be to serve and glorify God. If we live merely for ourselves, rather than for the Lord and our neighbor, then we are missing the point. When a person follows God with a sincere, humble and open heart, it’s seen by others and touches them in some way.

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