The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This feast commemorates the three-month visit of Mary with her elderly cousin Elizabeth during Mary's pregnancy with Jesus and Elizabeth's with John the Baptist. The story appears in the first chapter of Luke's Gospel. It recounts Elizabeth's Spirit-filled greeting, acknowledging Mary as

St. Joan of Arc

Born in France, Joan was the youngest daughter of Jacques d'Arc. At age 15, she had her first vision, in which she heard the voices of Sts. Michael, Catherine, Margaret and others who commanded her to save France from England and Burgundy

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