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Mary sets out on a prophetic journey

Luke portrays Mary as going “with haste” on a prophetic journey “into the hill country” to visit her cousin Elizabeth (Lk 1:39). Her hurried journey evoked for St. Ambrose the glad tidings depicted by Isaiah’s words, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation” (Is 52:7).

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