Visitation

Again a Biblical theme (cf. Lk. 1, 39 ff.), the one of Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth. Mary, who has just received from the Angel Gabriel the announcement of the conception of Jesus and also the news that her elderly cousin Elizabeth is pregnant by the grace of God, goes suddenly to her elderly relative to help her and assist her.
This is the gesture of charity of a young woman who is not proud, who is not arrogant for the gifts received from God, but rather, she is immediately available to serve her neighbour. Mary’s visit to Elizabeth says, with concrete gestures, what it is the right way to live the great gifts of God: the perfect way to express the dignity of those visited by God, is be at service of others. (Jesus will wash the feet of his disciples before consuming the Passover Supper)