Feast Day – 31 May
The feast of the Visitation recalls to us the following great truths and events:
The visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth shortly after the Annunciation;
the cleansing of John the Baptist from original sin in the womb of his mother at the words of Our Lady’s greeting;
Elizabeth’s proclaiming of Mary—under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost—as Mother of God and “blessed among women”;
Mary’s singing of the sublime hymn, Magnificat (“My soul doth magnify the Lord”) which has become a part of the daily official prayer of the Church.