Friday, May 31, 2013


How blessed is she who believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord through an angel would be fulfilled.

Mary believes beyond doubt that the Lord’s word is trustworthy. And so in the self-forgetfulness of love, even as she ponders in her heart the wonder and confusion of the Angel's message, she travels into the hill country to be with her cousin Elizabeth in the final weeks of her pregnancy.

Mary shows us how to keep faith and believe even when things seem like they do not fit together. Let us go to her and place ourselves in her keeping, for she can help us receive with joy even what we do not understand.

Visitation, Mariotto Albertinelli, 1503, oil on wood, 232 x 146 cm, 
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.