Wednesday, 1 June 2011


I meant to post these photographs yesterday in celebration of the Visit of Mary to Elizabeth.


The sculpture is from the Church of the Visitation at Ein Karem. The courtyard wall is covered with the words of The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56) in 42 different languages.


The pictures were taken during my sabbatical in 2008.

Doug Chaplin has posted an interesting comment about Joseph in Luke’s infancy narrative.

1 comment:

Nancy Wallace said...

I was there on pilgrimage last October. I think the statue of Mary and Elizabeth is particularly moving, with Mary's pregancny just suggested and Elizabeth's at a more obvious stage. In my imagination Elizabeth was a very significant person for Mary, perhaps more of a mother to Mary when she most needed a mother's understanding?