Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sts. Joachim and Anne

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Great and glorious patriarch, St Joachim, and good St Anne, what joy is mine when I consider that you were chosen among all God?s holy ones to assist in the fulfillment of the mysteries of God, and to enrich our earth with the great Mother of God, Mary most holy. By this singular privilege, you have become most powerful with both the Mother and her Son, so as to be able to obtain for us the graces that are needful to us.

With great confidence I have recourse to your mighty protection, and I commend to you all my needs, both spiritual and temporal, and those of my family. Especially do I entrust to your keeping the particular favour that I desire and look for from your intercession.

And since you were a perfect pattern of the interior life, obtain for me the grace to pray earnestly, and never to set m heart on the passing goods of this life. Give me a lively and enduring love for Jesus and Mary. Obtain for me also a sincere devotion and obedience to Holy church and the sovereign pontiff who rules over her, in order that I may live an die in faith and hope and perfect charity. Let me ever invoke the holy Names of Jesus and Mary. And may I thus be saved. Amen.

Source: Air Maria: The Model Grandparents - Saints Joachim and Anne

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Mimi said...

We commemorate them at the end of each Liturgy, and I love that.
While we commemorate the repose of St. Anna on July 25th, our remembrance of their Saint Day is September 9th (the day after the Nativity of the Theotokos)
Either way, Holy Saints of God, pray to God for us!

EC Gefroh said...

Mimi, I was reading what a great devotion the Eastern church has to Jesus' grandparents.

Mimi said...

I agree! Our priest once called her "God's Yia-Yia"

EC Gefroh said...

Oh, I love that!!