Saturday, September 19, 2009

Church of the Visitation

The Church of the Visitation is said to be built where John the Baptist's parents lived. It is here that when Mary visited Elisabeth, the unborn John leaped with joy in his mother's womb.


This has to be one of my all-time favorite statues.

Different pictures taken of the outside.

A few beautiful pictures taken from the inside of the lower church. Top right: an ancient cistern that Zacharias and Elisabeth would have used.

Tom reading the scriptural story to Jackson. :)
The rock behind them is supposed to be the one that Zacharias and Elisabeth used to hide from Herod's soldiers.

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