26 July: St. Joachim and Anna

Today is the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Since I am at the time of this writing up on the North Shore of Lake Superior and connecting through my cellphone, suffice for the moment the entry from the Martyrologium Romanum.

Memoria sanctorum Ioachim et Annae, parentum immaculatae Virginis Dei Genetricis Mariae, quorum nomina ab antiquis traditionibus christianorum ex Iudaeis servata sunt.

I have in the chapel back at "The Sabine Farm" relics of both Joachim and Anna.  I will post a photo of them when I get back there, shoot one, and get it uploaded.

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2 Responses to 26 July: St. Joachim and Anna

  1. Sidney says:

    St Anna is my Archidioese (Botucatu) patroness…
    St Anna, pray for us!

  2. Argent says:

    I just completed my second St. Anne novena as a Catholic. Last year, I was still wet from having “swum the Tiber”, and I was beginning my journey in learning to love Our Lord’s Mother. Giotto’s Scenes from the Life of Joachim and James’ Protoevangelium were a great source of meditation.

    Anyway, enjoy your time at the North Shore. Hope the skeeters don’t consume you.