18-25. Today he also showed Joseph his priest's mantle, which was very beautiful. For behold as the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. [81] The Visitation: Luke 1.. 39-56. In the course of time there followed each other three times fourteen marriages, in each of which the son succeeded directly to the father: and from each of these marriages I saw a ray of light projected towards Mary as she stood there in prayer. A lamp was burning there on an arm projecting from the wall. Jeremiah 50:21 Go up against the land of double rebellion, against it, and against the inhabitants of visitation; waste and utterly destroy after them, saith Jehovah, and do according to all that I have commanded thee. When Joseph traveled back with the Blessed Virgin during the second half of her journey from Juttah to Nazareth, he noticed from her figure that she was with child, and was sore beset by trouble and doubt, for he knew nothing of the Angel's annunciation to the Blessed Virgin. 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.) On that occasion Issachar spoke of the visit of Joseph and Mary here mentioned. All their heads were covered with praying-mantles. Her arms were free below the elbows and the face and throat were open. Otherwise Joseph was alone. [At five o'clock in the evening she accused herself, saying:] I weakly gave way and did not keep the command to allow nobody in. Except this I have forgotten almost everything. to whom will ye flee for help? She took off her girdle and her upper garment, leaving only her long brown undergarment. Mary put it on when she went into the Temple or into a synagogue. When the Blessed Virgin felt that the Word was made Flesh in her, she was conscious of a great desire to pay an immediate visit to her cousin Elizabeth at Juttah near Hebron, whom the angel had told her was now six months with child. They were also related to the Holy Family through Elizabeth. In the daytime I saw Mary doing all kinds of work, for instance, weaving coverlets. When one sees this one clearly understands why in old German spiritual books the Old Testament is called the Old Covenant or the Old Espousals, and the New Testament the New Covenant or the New Espousals. Although some of it is repetition, we reproduce it, because we cannot express what she said otherwise than she herself did. They are sitting in an open hall at the side of the house, looking on to the garden. 15, and Elisama in 1 Chr. I saw them both working together, they were knitting a big coverlet for Elizabeth's lying-in. A woman of my acquaintance came and talked for a long time of hateful incidents which angered me. 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 … Sam.) 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. At the back of his robe was fastened a hood which fell in folds from his head down his back, like a veil gathered together at the back. [82], [Catherine Emmerich described the following single scenes from the journey of Joseph and Mary to Elizabeth; but it must be understood that owing to her illness and to various interruptions very many gaps occur in her account. Then came the other Patriarchs who were the holders and bearers of that holy treasure, and from each of them a ray of light fell upon Mary. Zechariah tried to remove this impression from her mind and explained to her, by signs and by writing on a tablet, how unlikely it was that a newly married woman should undertake so long a journey just then. Zechariah had his little writing-tablet with him, but it had grown too dark for writing, and I saw that Mary, by the interior bidding of the Holy Ghost, told him that he would speak that night. Only His flesh and blood were meat and drink indeed; only those who ate and drank thereof abode in Him and He in them. [On July 11 ^th she said:] Last night I had a vision of Mary and Elizabeth of which I only remember that they prayed the whole night long. These were the parents of a son, Parmenas (not yet born), who became a disciple of Jesus and was one of the seven deacons in the first community of Christians in Jerusalem. 3. Thus we find a son of David's sometimes called Elishua (God helps') and sometimes Elishama (God hears'); and Eldea or Eldaa may mean God comes' just as much as Eliada. The Blessed Virgin took part in all the household work. The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. Cf. Several times in the day, and especially before meals when they were all together, the two holy women said a kind of litany.