The forerunner of the Messiah has begun his prophetic ministry before he was even born. F. Xavier CIURANETA i Aymí, THE VISITATION OF MARY TO ELIZABETH Continue Reading Previous Homily for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1) In our Gospel Mary and Elizabeth were also waiting and looking forward to the births of Jesus and John the Baptist. All it took was the sound of Mary's voice and the baby leaped in Elizabeth's womb. The Angel spoke to her about the pregnancy of Elizabeth, and Mary immediately rises in response to what the Angel had announced. From this we can immediately glean the caring and loving nature of Mary, our Mother. Luke stresses the haste with which Mary responds to the demands of the Word of God. And what an encounter! She goes out of the house to help a person in need. The gospel reading opens with the words “In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” Luke 1:39-40. The Leap . So, today I wonder: What does visitation mean? • Luke 1:39-40: Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth. There is an alternative first reading today (Romans 12:9-16) that has a lot to do with Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, but it also shows how we should also treat one another. A Roman Catholic homily for the Visitation of Mary on May 31, 2018, in Year A of the Liturgical Year. Tommy Lane. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit and Mother of God. (Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Year B;This homily was given 31 May, 2006, at Our Lady of Mercy, East Greenwich, R.I.; read Luke 1:39-56) The scene of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one that is often beautifully depicted in Christian art. Mary doesn't even have a chance to tell Elizabeth the good news. Visit the new online stores ... where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. "Freebies!" As you can tell by the title of today’s reflection, today is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today we celebrate the feast of the visitation of Mary to her sister Elizabeth. Tags: Homily for Friday May 31 2019, Homily for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mons. John, still in the womb, and the Holy Spirit do it for her. We are waiting for and looking forward to the celebration of Christmas. Mary visits her relative Elizabeth; they are both pregnant. Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Year C. by Fr. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb.