Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the memory of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and thus, grandparents of Our Lord.  I always like to say that today is the real grandparents day, not that “Hallmark holiday” that comes up sometime in the fall.  Today we pray for grandparents and give thanks… Continue reading Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

Today’s readings We don’t know much, well anything really, about Saints Joachim and Anne. Even in the Gospels where the ancestry of Jesus is traced, nothing is really said about Mary’s family, so we don’t have records that tell us anything about who Mary’s parents were. Their names themselves are really sourced by legend written… Continue reading Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

Today’s readings We don’t know much, well anything really, about Saints Joachim and Anne. Even in the Gospels where the ancestry of Jesus is traced, nothing is really said about Mary’s family, so we don’t have names that tell us anything about who Mary’s parents were. Their names themselves are really sourced by legend written… Continue reading Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grandparents of Our Lord

Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings We don’t know much, well anything really, about Saints Joachim and Anne.  Even in the Gospels where the ancestry of Jesus is traced, nothing is really said about Mary’s family, so we don’t have names that tell us anything about who Mary’s parents were.  Their names themselves are really sourced by legend written… Continue reading Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary

Today’s readings: Sirach 44:1, 44:10-15, Psalm 132:11-18, Matthew 13:16-17 “Now I will praise those godly men and women, our ancestors, each in their own time.” We don’t know much, well anything really, about Joachim and Anne.  Even in the Gospels where the ancestry of Jesus is traced, nothing is really said about Mary’s family, so we don’t… Continue reading Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary

Ss. Joachim and Anne, Parents of Mary

Today's readings: Sirach 44:1, 44:10-15, Psalm 132:11-18, Matthew 13:16-17 “Now I will praise those godly men and women,our ancestors, each in their own time.” We don’t know much, well anything really, about Joachim and Anne.  Even in the Gospels where the ancestry of Jesus is traced, nothing is really said about Mary’s family, so we… Continue reading Ss. Joachim and Anne, Parents of Mary