Mary Went to Visit Elizabeth


Luke 1:39-45


Abraham was the father of nations

Because he believed what God had told him.

Mary became the mother of God be-

cause she accepted the challenge on faith.


God gave Mary intense preparation.

The angel gave Mary revelation.

Mary traveled far for visitation.

Her Son became all our incarnation.


Mary’s cousin Elizabeth was pregnant.

Elizabeth’s son, John, leapt in her womb.

What Elizabeth said became a prayer.

We have “The Hail Mary” because of her.


From Saint Ambrose, we know, “both women be-

gan to prophesy, inspired by their sons.”


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.


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Image: Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. Visitation, Luca della Robbia’s sublime ‘The Visitation’, dating from about 1445, from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia,