The Visitation

May 31 – The Visitation –

The visit of Mary with Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56. It is celebrated on May 31 in the West (July 2 in calendars of the 1263-1969 period and in the modern regional calendar of Germany) and March 30 in the East.

Almighty God,
by whose grace Elizabeth rejoiced with Mary
and greeted her as the mother of the Lord:
look with favor, we beseech thee, on thy lowly servants,
that, with Mary, we may magnify thy holy name
and rejoice to acclaim her Son our Savior,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

~Image: Magnificat window, Church of the Reconciliation, Ecumenical Community of Taizé, France