Sunday, 26 July 2009

26 July: St Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin

The Feast Day of St Joachim and St Anne,
the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
the Immaculate Conception

Leonardo. Virgin and Child with St Anne. c.1498

St Anne is particularly venerated in Brittany because there is evidence that the Celtic Bretons are descended from the same race as St Anne who was a Galatian, said to be the ancestors of the Gauls and the Bretons.

Many Catholic girls have been named Mary-Anne, Marie-Anne or Marianna, which is a combination of the names of St Anne and the Blessed Virgin.

St Joachim and St Anne, pray for us!



Capreolus said...

I only discovered your blog yesterday, and I must say I am very impressed. I am in complete agreement with your views, especially those on the Roman liturgy. In fact, it was a consolation to see this post on the great St. Anne, since I celebrated Mass in her honor on Sunday, in accordance with the rubrics before the unfortunate changes of 1962 and before. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your good works, especially at the Holy Sacrifice. --Capr. Sac.

Tribunus said...

Thank you, Reverend sir! I am duly honoured and most grateful and shall pray for you in return.