Monday, 26 July 2010

Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 2 Cl.

The spouse of Saint Joachim, was the mother of Our Lady and the grandmother of Our Lord. Devotion to Saint Anne has increased very much in the whole Church. She is highly venerated as the Patron of Brittany.


O God, who didst vouchsafe to bestow upon blessed Anne such grace, that she was found worthy to become the mother of her who brought forth Thine only-begotten Son: mercifully grant, that we who celebrate her festival, may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Through the same...

'God will help her with His countenance: God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved'

Comment: From all eternity, the Good Lord has determined those He will place in our lives in time and space. The gift of our parents is not randomly allocated through biological accident but is bestowed upon us purposely by God. Parents are the primary educators of their children and such an influence will decisively shape their offspring, for good or ill, heaven or hell. This is no third rate vocation, but the seedbed of all others. Let us this day pray for our grandmothers that they may increase in sanctity in the midst of illness, old age or difficulty of any sort.

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