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July 26th is the Feast of St. Anne/Anna, the wife of St. Joachim, and mother of Our Blessed Lady the Theotokos.

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O God, Who wast pleased to give unto Blessed Anne such grace that she earned to become the mother of the mother of thine Only-begotten Son, mercifully grant that, now that she is with thee, we who keep her Feast - day may be holpen by her prayers.

Deus, qui beatae Annae gratiam conferre dignatus es, ut Genitricis unigeniti Filii tui mater effici mereretur: concede propitius; ut cujus solemnia celebramus, ejus apud te patrociniis adjuvemur.

St. Annae, ora pro nobis
My husband did a pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre (in Quebec) some years ago.  Afterwards we were able to conceive a child in spite of several factors making this difficult which we considered due to the prayers of St. Anne.  If the baby had been a girl we would have named her Anne.  Since he was a boy we gave him the middle name of Peregrine (which means pilgrim) in honour of the pilgrimage.
(07-26-2011, 09:19 AM)JayneK Wrote: [ -> ]My husband did a pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre (in Quebec) some years ago.  Afterwards we were able to conceive a child in spite of several factors making this difficult which we considered due to the prayers of St. Anne.  If the baby had been a girl we would have named her Anne.  Since he was a boy we gave him the middle name of Peregrine (which means pilgrim) in honour of the pilgrimage.

Wow Jayne, that's awesome.
St. Anne, ora pro nobis  :pray: