(Mass of preceding Sunday)
[In some places]
(In the Cathedral Church of Cleveland)
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
expectant mothers, pregnant women