Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne--July 26th

Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The origins of the names and the stories surrounding are drawn from apochryphal gospels and are doubtful because they so resemble the Biblical accounts of the conception of Samuel...but there is no doubt that Our Lady had parents and this is there feast.

Canadian Catholics have long experienced the miraculous interecession of the Mother of Mary at the miraculous Basilica of St. Anne de Beaupré.