That says a lot about our Blessed Lady. She is very young, she is pregnant herself, and without transport or support she goes quickly into the hills to see if she can be of assistance. It is a beautiful scene – two women pregnant, each in extraordinarily different circumstances but an awesome level of faith is present in the whole scene. And Elizabeth, guided by the Holy Spirit, calls out her praise to Mary and she says, “Of all women, you are the most blessed and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Those words are the first words of adoration address to the soon to arrive Savior of the human family. For her part Mary responds with the Magnificat.
“From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.”
Our Blessed Mother is always a wonderful example to us. In this scene she is an extraordinary model of faith, courage, generosity and concern for others.