Saint Elizabeth of the Visitation

stained glass depiction of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, artist unknown; used with permission of Father Lawrence Lew, OPMemorial

Profile

Descendant of the Old Testament patriarch, Aaron. Wife of Zechariah, temple priest. Relative of Mary. Mother of Saint John the Baptist, becoming pregnant very late in life. She was the Elizabeth that Mary visited soon after the Annunciation. Described in the Gospel of Luke as “righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly.”

Born

  • 1st century BC

Died

Canonized

Patronage

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elizabeth of the Visitation“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 February 2016. Web. 10 February 2016. <>