The Visitation of Mary (Luke 1:39-56) is an unforgettable event that is both intimately domestic and yet of such great moment for all of humanity: Mary, pregnant with Jesus the Messiah, goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth, pregnant with the Messiah’s herald, St. John the Baptist. This cloisonné enamel on bronze plaque – a one-of-a-kind, exquisite depiction of this encounter between two pregnant women, whose soon-to-be-born sons will change human history definitively and forever – is a beautiful gift, pregnant with meaning in its own right!
A Cloisonné Enamel on Bronze Wall Plaque
This cloisonné enamel on bronze plaque measures 7.5 by 5 inches. A hanger on the back ensures easy placement of this plaque on any wall at home or in the office. Conceived and realized in Germany by one of the world’s great bronzesmiths, this unique plaque is a wonderfully meaningful gift that will grace with beauty and spiritual radiance any home, office, or chapel!
The Magnificat – Mary’s Subversive Song of Praise
The Visitation seems innocent and unassuming enough: one pregnant woman visits her older cousin who is also pregnant and close to giving birth. But their meeting is fraught with meaning and power. John the Baptist, still in the womb, leaps for joy at the approach of Jesus, also still in the womb. Elizabeth feels the baby’s kick which elicits her question to Mary. In response Mary sings the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) – the most subversive song of God’s praise in all of human history: The world and the world’s values are turned upside down! The proud, the rich, the rulers are rejected! The humble, the hunger, the poor are lifted up! The Kingdom of God is coming! Nay, it is already here, gestating, almost ready to be born…