Do we have any extant traditions concerning the Blessed Virgin’s conception/ pregnancy during her three month stay with her cousin Elizabeth, and her return home?
I’m just wondering what the commentaries propose for how she was received and re-integrated into the community.
Most Nativity stories shy away from that particular aspect.
A three month old pregnancy is still pretty pronounced in so far as pregnancy is concerned. I wonder whether or not it might make for a more profound meditation this Adventide to reflect on that reality. Just how much of an outcast were Jesus and Mary.
That God’s Word would take flesh in a manner outside of the expected boundaries, and yet that is precisely how He enters this world.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.” - 1 Corinthians 3: 19