Celebrate the Visitation, an important and touching moment in the nativity story, with this solid bronze plaque handcrafted by master artisans in Germany. This plaque hangs beautifully on a wall, or may be displayed on a table or shelf.
Following the appearance of Gabriel (see our Annunciation plaque), Mary traveled immediately to see her cousin Elizabeth. With solemn simplicity, this plaque honors the moment of the women’s meeting: They lean toward one another, grasping hands, as if sensing that the destinies of their two children would be mysteriously and fatefully intertwined.
This plaque is a gentle reminder of the holy wonder of Christ’s conception and birth, and of the special bond between the two women and their children.
Stations of the Nativity Series
This plaque stands alone, or may be purchased with other plaques in the series. These are stunning displayed singly or in a group. To see all plaques in the series click here.
The Stations of the Nativity plaques are inspired by the Stations of the Cross: by meditating on the plaques, we gain a more immediate and visceral connection to the astounding events of Christ’s birth. Plaques include: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Angel and Shepherds, the Epiphany, the Flight into Egypt, and the Presentation. Enrich your experience of one of the central events in our faith with these remarkable and graceful plaques.
Made of the finest bronze and cast in old Europe using old-world methods, these plaques are made to last for generations and give the vivid gift of faith.
At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”
And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
or the Mighty One has done great things for me?
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.”
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.