The Joy of the Visitation Overflows in Our Lives
The purpose of this week is to increase awareness for religious Sisters:
“National Catholic Sisters Week is launching the second week of March as part of National Women’s History Month. It is intended to shine a national spotlight on the good works and good will of Catholic sisters. It recognizes past and present sisters, from the movers and shakers pressing the front lines of social change to the faithful praying in cloistered chapels.”
All religious orders find joy in living as brides of Christ, but as Visitation Sisters, joy is especially important to our order! The very story of the Visitation is one where John the Baptist leaps for joy in Elizabeth’s womb. Elizabeth welcomes Mary in joy, and in joy Mary sings her “Magnificat” of praise to God, her savior.
Please read our article, “Sisters Share the JOY of a Visitation Vocation”.
- What are ways to recognize or honor Religious Sisters during National Catholic Sisters week? Are religious sisters often overlooked?
- What is the significance of the Visitation? Why would an entire religious order be named after this event?
- Look up the Canticle of Zechariah in Luke 1:68-79. What similarities do you see compared to Mary’s Magnificat Canticle?