Friday, May 31, 2013

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: "how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John." John was "filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb" by Christ himself, whom the Virgin Mary had just conceived by the Holy Spirit. Mary's visitation to Elizabeth thus became a visit from God to his people.
-- CCC 717

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