The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabethadmin | 2 July 2010
The collect for today, the Festival of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth (source):
by whose grace Elizabeth rejoiced with Mary
and greeted her as the mother of the Lord:
look with favour, we beseech thee, on thy lowly servants,
that, with Mary, we may magnify thy holy name
and rejoice to acclaim her Son our Saviour,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Artwork: Jacopo Pontormo, Visitation, 1514-16. Fresco, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata (Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation), Florence. Photo taken by admin, 17 May 2010.