United States Conference of Secular institutes


The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Luke 1:39-56

A young girl meets an old woman. Both are pregnant. Both feel misunderstood. Mary and Elizabeth felt oppressed and isolated suddenly realize their greatness and are free to celebrate their blessing. The two of them become community. They need each other, just to be together and protect each other, support each other, and affirm each other. They stay together for three months. Then each of them is ready to face her truth alone, without fear, willing to suffer the consequences of motherhood.