Revisiting the Visitation

I got a great question through the BustedHalo Question Box a while back:

“Why does Mary go to visit her cousin Elizabeth?  It doesn’t make sense for a pregnant woman to make such a long journey.”

Honestly, I could write volumes on this!  I love the Visitation, mostly because of the role it’s played in my own life at a crucial moment (I go into detail in Mary and Me),  and also because of what I learned about it while talking to other women.  The Visitation is more than just a nice subject for artists to paint; it’s a powerful statement of the way we are called to support each other in good times and in bad, in joyous times and in confusing times, and, frankly, in every kind of time there is.

But enough of that.  I’ll let my Question Box Answer say the rest.


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