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Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree, Day 25 — Elizabeth

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“Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled." (Luke 1:42-45)


Elizabeth was the wife of Zechariah, the mother of John the Baptist, and cousin of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She and Zechariah were old and childless, but God answered their prayers and sent them a child, St. John the Baptist, who was the precursor or forerunner of Christ.


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Recommended Scripture Readings:

  • Luke 1:24-26
  • Luke 1:36-37
  • Luke 1:39-57

Selections from The Catechism of the Catholic Church:

  • CCC 148 Elizabeth's Greeting
  • CCC 495 "Let it be done to me according to your word. . ."
  • CCC 717 John, precursor, prophet, and baptist
  • CCC 2676-2679 In communion with the holy Mother of God

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Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2022 by Jennifer Gregory Miller