I saw her there once herself.). 16 occurrences in 11 translations, Old Testament (14), Numbers (1), Job (1), Isaiah (1), Jeremiah (9), Hosea (1), Micah (1), New Testament (2), Luke (1), 1 Peter (1). While he was harboring this thought, an Angel appeared to him in a dream and reassured him. And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation. Zechariah is very orderly and precise in all he does. (CB) The Vulgate forms of the name of David's son are Elisua in 2 Kings. (CB)[85] The message of Isaiah which she has forgotten is beyond doubt his prophecy to King Ahaz: Is. ], After the Blessed Virgin's return from Juttah to Nazareth I saw her spending several days in the house of the parents of Parmenas, Our Lord's future disciple, who was not yet born. Jewish women used coverlets like these when in child-bed; an inner lining was fastened to the middle of it so that the mother could be wrapped up together in it with her child. 3-25. [Next day she said:] As was promised to me, I perceived once more all that I had forgotten. They stood opposite each other, as if rapt in ecstasy, and said the Magnificat in prayer together. As the time was now drawing near when Joseph wished to go up to Jerusalem for the Passover, the Blessed Virgin decided to accompany him in order to help Elizabeth in her pregnancy. They greeted each other warmly with outstretched hands, and at that moment I saw a shining brightness in the Blessed Virgin and as it were a ray of light passing from her to Elizabeth, filling the latter with wonderful joy. Then I saw Joseph and Zechariah alone in a place of prayer. As she said the last words she led Mary into the little room which she had prepared, so that she might sit down and rest after her journey. They are preparing a table with food under a tree. Sam.) They did not stay near the people in the houses, but went, holding each other by the arm, through the outer court towards the house. I was full of joy at being able now to relate so many wonderful things about the Patriarchs and the Ark of the Covenant, but there must have been a lack of humility in my joy, for God ordained that I should no longer be able to set in order and communicate the innumerable things that I perceived. The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine … It was very hilly here. The illness from which I am now suffering and many disturbances have made me quite forget all that I saw. 3. Although, it is impossible, owing to my present condition and to many interruptions from without, to bring what I saw into a detailed and comprehensible whole. From the passage in the Magnificat He has shown might in His arm' onwards there appeared to me all kinds of pictures from the Old Testament symbolic of the most holy Sacrament of the Altar. AC has nothing about the birth of the child. With the Angel's salutation the Blessed Virgin was consecrated as the Church. They passed near a little town two hours distant from Emmaus, and took roads which Jesus often traveled in the years of His ministry. It was moonlight and a clear starry sky. The descendant of David whose name is given uncertainly by Catherine Emmerich as Eldoa or Eldad, and whom she describes as being the link between Joseph's and Salome's families, might perhaps have been Elioda or Eliada, a son of David's, mentioned in 2 Kings 16, and in 1 Chronicles 8. Then, I shall see again all that I have forgotten. MARY RETURNS TO NAZARETH. MARY AND JOSEPH TRAVEL TO VISIT ELIZABETH. Then I saw that Zechariah put away his writing-tablet, and that he was able to speak with Joseph and pray with him throughout that night. He had never lived in Nazareth before and had not spent more than a few days there. [82] Juttah near Hebron; Luke 1.. 39 says: Into the hill country . They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. [After Catherine Emmerich had said this, she recited the Litany of the Holy Ghost and the hymn Veni Sancte Spiritus and fell asleep smiling. I think they spent three days on their journey. 18-25. Today Zechariah took St. Joseph to another garden at some distance from the house. In the top of this little house are window openings closed by sliding shutters. (I see Anna often sending her maidservant to look after everything in the house at Nazareth during the absence of the Holy Family. They were eating bread and mixing in their drinking water drops of balsam which they had collected on their way. Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. mentioned in the Canticle of Canticles, 1. . He describes the leaves as smaller and more delicate than those of the myrtle; the flowers are, he says, rose-red and the flower-cluster shaped like a bunch of grapes. Then their path led them through wood, moorland, meadows, and fields. I can only say in general: First I saw the Blessing of the Promise which God gave to the First Man in Paradise, and from that Blessing I saw a ray of light proceed to the Blessed Virgin as she stood there opposite St. Elizabeth, reciting the Magnificat in prayer. They went back to the house together. Joseph prayed with them, and I saw then a cross appear in the midst between the two women (although as yet there was no cross); it was indeed as though two crosses visited each other. It was as though I saw the wheat ripening for the Bread of Life for which I hunger. For behold as the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. I also saw two white statues in it, of the size of children. I saw Elizabeth and the Blessed Virgin in the house. The name of the son Elioda or Eliada is in both places Elyada, which with its by-forms means God knows', (SB), [84] A learned friend tells me that this flower is probably the cypress-cluster (Lawsonia spinosa inermis, Linn.) I cannot recollect the cause. [81] The Visitation: Luke 1.. 39-56. These people were related to the Holy Family, for the mother was a sister of the third husband of Mary Cleophas, the father of Simeon, bishop of Jerusalem. She took off her girdle and her upper garment, leaving only her long brown undergarment. Joseph, though greatly disquieted by what he had perceived, said nothing, but struggled in silence with his doubts. 7. It was as if she were in a little boat or in a big shoe, wrapped up herself like a child in swaddling clothes. He, who said that only those who ate His flesh and drank His blood should have everlasting life and be raised up by Him in the last day. . He had a long white robe with not very full sleeves. They were also related to the Holy Family through Elizabeth. 3. His father was called brother by Joseph's father, though he was not really his brother, but he came of David's line through a man who was, I think, also a king and was called Ela, Eldoa, or Eldad, I cannot remember clearly which it was. They made the long journey rather quickly. This afternoon I saw Mary and Elizabeth working together in the house. I saw that Elizabeth followed in prayer the whole of the Magnificat in a similar state of exaltation; afterwards they sat down on quite low seats with a table before them, also low, on which stood a little goblet. Figure 11. Perhaps this was Dothan, where they stayed on their journey to Elizabeth with the friend of Joseph's father. It was an ample, heavy mantle, of shining material shot with purple and white, and was fastened at the breast with three jeweled clasps. I understood that when the Sabbath was over Joseph was to return to Nazareth, and that Zechariah was to accompany him for part of the way. Otherwise Joseph was alone. [On July 5 ^th she said:] I saw Zechariah and Joseph spending last night in the garden which is distant from the house, either sleeping in the summer-house, or praying out of doors in the garden. Mary greeted Elizabeth very warmly, and each pressed her cheek against the other's. Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.