Saints Anne and Joaquim

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Grandparents of Jesus
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Pope Benedict XVI "Take courage! Fix your gaze on our saints."

St. Joachim was a rich man of advanced years who divided his blessings in three ways: the best was given to the temple; the next best was given to the poor and the least he kept for himself and his wife Anne. However, upon offering his gift to the temple one year, he was chastised and told he should not be allowed to offer to the temple, because he had not had any children. He was told to look in Scripture to see if any of the leaders of Israel who had given to the temple had not had children. He did so, and could not find any who did not have children.
In anguish, he went out into the desert, fasted and prayed for forty days and forty nights, pleading with the Lord for a child. He mentioned Abraham who had given birth to Isaac at an extremely advanced age.

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At the same time, his wife, Anne, was also lamenting. Actually she had two lamentations. One was her impending widowhood, as her husband had gone and she did not know if he would ever return. The other was her being barren, not being able to bear children.
She prayed to the Lord. However, it appears she was able to strike a bargain with God, which may be the reason everyone flocks to her for her intervention. She has the ear of the Lord. She was praying beneath a laurel bush when an Angel appeared to her. He told her that would conceive and bear a child. The Angel’s words were: “Anne, the Lord has heard your prayer, and you shall conceive and bring forth, and your seed shall be spoken of in all the world.”
For her part, Anne committed her child to the Lord. She responded to the Angel, “As the Lord my God lives, if I bear either male or female, I will bring it as a gift to the Lord my God; and it shall minister to Him in holy things all the days of its life.” At the same time, the Angel appeared to Joachim out in the desert and told him that Anne had conceived, and that he should get back to Nazareth immediately to be with her.
He ran back to Nazareth, bringing with him ten spotless lambs to offer to God and twelve tender calves for the priests. He met his wife at the gates of the city. She threw her arms around his neck and praised the Lord for He had spared her from being a widow, and childless. Anne conceived and bore a beautiful girl child, whom she named Mary.anne3
In keeping with the commitment she had made to the Lord, Joachim and Anne consecrated the child to the temple when she was three years old. That child was to become Mary, the Mother of God. St. Anne and St. Joachim were to become the grandparents of the Messiah.


Although there is not much more told, nevertheless they were the instruments God used to bring the spotless vessel who would be the mother of God, who would bring peace, hope and joy to the world.
Tradition hints that St. Anne took part in the Betrothal of Joseph and Mary. It was in the house of St. Anne, the house which today is the Holy House of Loreto that Mary received the announcement from the Angel Gabriel, that she would be the Mother of God.

 

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Grandparents are the story tellers!  As Grandma Anne related to her grandchild Jesus the stories of their people, the Jews, did her heart tremble as she realized that this shoot of Jesse's tree would someday die for the salvation of the world? Jesus loved His Mother; it only stands to reason that Jesus, perfect Son, was also perfect Grandson and being Love itself loved His Grandmother.  As Love never dies, that Love did not die, and you can see it in the faith of these hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who come to seek the intercession of Saint Anne, Grandma, knowing He listens and cares.  A little background on Joachim and Anne.  We know that he was privileged to offer sacrifice in the Temple, and that he was a generous giver to the Temple and to the poor.  We also know that Joachim and Anne are related to Elizabeth and Zechariah, parents of Saint John the Baptist.


Come to Saint Anne de Beaupré in Quebec.
Study the lives of Sts. Anne & Joaquim,
and the childhood of
Our Lady. Learn the tradition of Saint Anne and her importance to the people of Canada.
See her majestic
Basilica, the original Church, the Holy Steps
and
the Museum in honor of Saint Anne.


Learn the history of devotion to Saint Anne in
Canada.
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