Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we commemorate Anne. Anne was the wife of Joachim, and was chosen by God to be the mother of Mary, the mother of God. Anne and Joachim both descended from the house of David and their lives were known for their constant prayer and good works but they were childless until God gave them Mary in their old age. Anne had vowed to dedicate Mary to God and brought Mary to live in the temple when she was three years old.

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