Announcing a Novena to St Anne – Begins Wednesday 17 July
We begin the Nine Day Novena to St Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, on Wednesday this week.
The Feasts of St Anne and her husband St Joachim are celebrated on 26 July. St Anne is the patron of childless couples, homemakers, mothers and grandparents. She is invoked for safe and healthy childbirth and against sterility. But her patronages are manifold and include children, housewives, lost articles, moving house, poverty, child-care providers and more. I think most importantly, as the mother of our most beloved Mother Mary and the Grandmother of Jesus, her intercession and influence, on our behalf, extends to whatever needs we may bring to her.