The Visitation

The Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Visitation, when the Virgin Mary, having learned from the angel Gabriel that her cousin Elizabeth was also with child, rushed to her side.

At the top of the window is a symbol of the Immaculate Heart: This depiction is similar to the Sacred Heart. The roses surrounding Mary’s heart represent her sinlessness and purity, sweetness and new life.

The lower half of the window represents the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.  Mary is depicted in a blue robe [a color normally associated with humanity].  Elizabeth is depicted as receiving her cousin with her husband Zechariah in the background.  Joseph is subtly stationed behind Mary depicted with his staff.  [Luke 1:39-56]

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