Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Elizabeth, Feast Day Nov. 5

Virgin Mary Visits Elizabeth
Virgin Mary Visits Elizabeth

 

 

St. Elizabeth is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. She is a relative of the Virgin Mary and the wife of Zachariah. Elizabeth was considered barren due to old age. However, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Zachariah while he was at the temple. He told him not to be afraid, that he was to have a son and was to name him John. Zachariah questioned the angel and the angel said he would be mute because of his doubt.

Elizabeth was six months pregnant when Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, came to visit her. It is Elizabeth you greeted Mary by saying,

“Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”

When her son was born Zachariah asked for a tablet and wrote

“His name is John”.

Immediately, he was able to speak again. Their son was John the Baptist.  St. John the Baptist and Jesus are considered cousins.

 

“When a nation lacks saints,

darkness invades peoples minds.”

Quote of Bl. Bronislaw Markiewiez; Poland, (1842-1912)

November is the Month of the Holy Souls

 

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