This day is called the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary because on it Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, whom, as the angel had told her, God had blessed with a son in her old age.
In the Introit of the Mass the Church sings:
“Hail, holy parent, who didst bring truth the King Who rules heaven and earth forever. My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak of my works for the King.”
The painting on the left is by dorothy webster hawksley, top right is from Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series 1977), bottom right by Pistoia Pistoja Tuscany Italy Sculpture Luca Della ..