And What of Saint Anne?

On this feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, being a wife and mother myself, I find it quite natural to feel myself being drawn to Saint Anne and the problems she must have encountered after the birth of her daughter, particularly following that world-changing event, the Annunciation (Lk 1:26-38).

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The Gift of Our Blessed Mother

July 26-2

July 26

Feast of Sts. Joachim and Ann, Parents of Our Blessed Mother Mary

Joachim and Ann, how blessed a couple! All creation is indebted to you. For at your hands the Creator was offered a gift excelling all other gifts: a chaste mother, who alone was worthy of him.

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