The Visitation
Acrylic on Panel, 2003, Br. Jerome Pryor, S.J.

Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visits her cousin Elizabeth, who is carrying John the Baptist.  She relates the appropriate response of the child in her womb when she says that he "jumped for joy."

The scriptural text that underlines this scene for me is from the Canticle of Canticles: "Winter is over and past; the sound of the turtle-dove is heard in our land."

 

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