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1399 – 1464 Rogier van der Weyden, Visitation, c. 1445, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Jacopo Carucci, usually known as Pontormo (1494-1597) ~ Mary and Elizabeth Visitation (Visitazione) ~ 1528-29 ~ Oil on wood ~ Chiesa di S. Michele a Carmignano ~ Pontormo, was a Tuscan Mannerist painter and portraitist and was famous for his portraits of the Medici and of Florentine nobles.

Maria and Elisabeth

The Visitation Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56) because she had BEEN Visited by God. She did not go to Elizabeth alone - she went with the Presence of Christ inside her.

The Visitation of the Virgin Mary to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth ~ One of my Favorite Bible Stories ~ Elizabeth's & Mary's pregnancies ~ Gifts to themselves, to each other, giving Jesus a cousin and faithful friend on earth and John one as well, not to mention the gift to us, simply perfect <3

At the sound of Mary's voice, Elizabeth and Zechariah's baby jumped in Elizabeth's womb.

El Antiguo Testamenhto recibe y besa al Nuevo Testamento. En medio de este misterio de fe y amor, dos mujeres pronuncian su FIAT. The Visitation

In The Three Secrets to Sharing the Faith, Horn draws on his long experience dialoguing about religion and life issues (with people ranging from politely curious to downright hostile) to identify for you the most important steps to initiating such discussions—and making them fruitful. $19.95

Luke 1:41-44..."When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped inside her..." (The baby was John the Baptist.)

Little is known about this early Roman martyr, except that she refused to marry a nobleman named Flaccus in the first century. He threatened to kill her but she died naturally after three days fasting. Petronilla is traditionally identified as the daughter of Saint Peter, though this may stem simply because of the similarity of names. It is believed she may have been a convert of the saint (and thus a 'spiritual daughter of St Peter, or a follower or servant. It is said St Peter cured her of...

El Antiguo Testamenhto recibe y besa al Nuevo Testamento. En medio de este misterio de fe y amor, dos mujeres pronuncian su FIAT. The Visitation

Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways! A great paleo, gluten free & Whole30 alternative to wheat toast! Top with Almond Butter & Bananas, Avocado or Tuna!

Fernando III of Castilla was the leader Christian Spain had long awaited. A just ruler, a merciful conqueror, a man of prayer and strict aestheticism, a great protector of the mendicant orders, and above all, a devoted subject of Jesus and Mary; St. Fernando was a Third Order Franciscan, a loving husband and father, and the Spanish ruler who won more territory back from the Moors than any other Christian leader in the Reconquista to date. When Fernando became King of Castilla in 1217 the Moo...

The Breadbox Letters: And They Shall Become One

St. John Bosco quote Catholic

"We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God´s compassionate love for others. " --St. Clare of Assisi

"Give to God the remaining years of your life. Beg God to use them in the kind of life that is pleasing to Him." St. Padre Pio

St. Augustine

The First Rosary.

This book will make you laugh out loud every other page. Like, for real. Not texting LOL to your friends. Actually having a good belly laugh, maybe literally rolling on the floor. (But if you do th…

St. Thomas Du Roman Catholic Vietnamese martyr. A native of Vietnam, he entered the Dominicans as a tertiary and aided the Catholic cause in Vietnam until his arrest by authorities. He was tortured and finally beheaded. Feastday May 31Image of St. Thomas Du

Sts. Cantius, Cantianus, Cantianilla, & Protus, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Cantius with his brother, Cantianus, and his Sister, Cantianilla. They belonged to the Roman Anicii family, nobles orphaned as children and raised as Christians by one Protus. They freed their slaves, sold their estates, gave to the poor, and fled to Aquileia, Italy, when Emperor Diocletian started his persecution of Christians. Captured at Aquae Gradatae they refused to sacrifice to the pagan gods and were beheaded. Fea...

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