The image below is from the St Vaast Altarpiece, by Jacques Daret, about 1435. The figure in the bottom left of the painting, is of the Benedictine Abbot Jean de Clercq, of St Vaast Abbey. Our Lady’s face shines with the radiance of the One she is carrying, and Elizabeth’s wise face is full of empathy and understanding.

Like the Abbot, we are drawn into the depths of this mystery of the Visitation. May love and joy fill your day, and may God bless you.