When Mary was three months pregnant, she went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was also pregnant. Each of the women were in “impossible pregnancies”—Elizabeth because she had been considered barren, and Mary because she was a virgin. They rejoiced in the gifts that God had given each of them, and in their time together. John the Baptist, with whom Elizabeth was pregnant, recognized Jesus, with whom Mary was pregnant, and he leapt in her womb. Both women were moved to prayer by their joy, giving us a portion of the Hail Mary, and the fullness of the Magnificat. The story is told in the Gospel of Luke.