Our Lady's Example

At the end of May, the Church celebrates the Feast of Visitation. This feast commemorates the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, who are pregnant with Jesus and John the Baptist, respectively.

Scripture tells us that when Mary discovered that her cousin Elizabeth was pregnant, she "set out and traveled to the hill country in haste" (Lk 1:39).

Despite the challenging circumstances of her own pregnancy, Mary does not hesitate to go to Elizabeth in her time of need. May we be willing to act with the same urgency to help pregnant and parenting mothers in our own communities.

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