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Saint Elizabeth (of The Visitation)

Memorial 5 November (Latin Church), 8 September (Greek Church)

Profile Descendant of the Old Testament patriarch, Aaron. Wife of Zachary, temple priest. Relative of Mary. Mother of Saint John the Baptist, becoming pregnant very late in life. She was the Elizabeth that Mary visited soon after the Annunciation. Described in the Gospel of Luke as "righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly."

Born 1st century BC Died 1st century AD of natural causes

Name Meaning worshiper of God

Canonized Pre-Congregation

Patronage expectant mothers Fulda, Germany, diocese of pregnant women

Representation elderly woman holding the infant John the Baptist, pregnant woman with the Virgin Mary in company of Saint Zachary

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