Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She was also the wife of Zacharias, a priest, and a relative of the Virgin Mary. When Elizabeth, who had no children, and was at an advanced age, the angel Gabriel appeared to her husband and predicted a son. Six months later, the angel appeared to Mary to announce the conception of Jesus. During the pregnancy of both women, they met, and Elizabeth greeted Mary by saying “Blessed are you among women” and called her “mother of my Lord”. In the Roman Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth’s feast day is November 5.
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