Advent Art: The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth

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It’s week two of our seasonal ‘Advent Art’ podcasts. The series tells the Advent story using four paintings from the National Gallery’s world-famous collection.

Each Sunday in Advent we join two culturally immersed priests who offer a thought-provoking insight into the works.

Father Christopher Whitehead, the Clifton Diocese’s Director of Adult Education is joined in conversation by Dr James Hanvey SJ, Director of the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life and an expert in art and culture.

For the Second Sunday of Advent, Fathers Whitehead and Hanvey are looking at a painting crafted around 1515 from the Workshop of the Master, ‘The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth’.

You can listen to the podcast by playing the mp3 in the flash player below or right-click on the link under the player to download.

You can find out more about today’s ‘Advent Art’ painting on the National Gallery’s excellent website.

Here you will find background info on the image and a detailed version of ‘The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth‘.

‘Advent Art’ is a joint production with the Clifton Diocese and the series is also running on its award-winning website.



Related Podcasts

Week One: The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius

Week Two: The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth

Week Three: The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Week Four: The Nativity at Night