Friends of the Rosary:
Today, July 26th, is the Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and also the grandparents of Jesus.
In the home of Joachim and Anne the Virgin Mary was educated to be the Mother of God.
Joachim was a prominent and respected man who had no children, and he and his wife, Anne, looked upon this as a punishment from God. In answer to their prayers, Mary was born and was dedicated to God at a very early age.
Our devotion to Anne and Joachim is an extension of our affection toward our Blessed Mother. The couple early became models of Christian marriage.
We, too, owe a debt of gratitude to our parents for their help in our Christian formation — as long as they are able to transmit the faith!
The Church invokes this saintly couple as the patron of grandparents.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
Sts. Joachim and Anne, Pray for Us!
To Jesus through Mary!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York