Updated on March 3, 2020 by Mary Bowen
The only thing lacking in the lives of Sts. Anne and Joachim was their childlessness. In St. Anne's old years, she was chosen by God to be the mother of Mary, His own Mother on earth.
"She watched over her every moment with reverent tenderness, and felt herself hourly sanctified by the presence of her immaculate child."-Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints
But Anne had given Mary back to God and only had her for three years before she and Joachim presented her into the Temple. Anne then spent the remainder of her days childless.
"She humbly adored the Divine Will, and began again to watch and pray, till God called her to unending rest with the Father and the Spouse of Mary in the home of Mary's son." -Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints
St. Anne's feast day is July 26th. St. Anne's day is a fun day to celebrate Grandmothers Day! So do something special for your grandmothers on St. Anne's feast day. Buy her a card, have her up for dinner or simply give her a call. She'll love it.
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Mary Bowen is a founding member of industriousfamily.com. Not only is she our resident artist but she is also a choir director, GAPS dessert guru, Angora lover, and director at Industrious Family Films. Always cheerful and optimistic, Mary loves sharing her gifts with others. She has walked the Chartes pilgrimages twice and hopes to go as often as is realistic. Her first movie, Outlaws of Ravenhurst premiered in 2018.
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