Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer with the Saints: St. Anne


Good St. Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

It has been a few weeks since we have been able to do a Summer with the Saint get-together. Skipper was sick one week and the next we were out of town. This week, however, we are back with it and so glad to be. Another mom took over the activities for the week so I just sat back and enjoyed myself.

St. Anne and St. Joachim were the parents of Mary, mother of God. For years, they wished for a child but were left wanting. In their later years, God answered their prayers and Mary was born. Her parents offered her up in service to God and, as we all know, Mary later said yes to God when the angel Gabriel came to her, telling her she would conceive a son. Her feast day is on July 26th.

Holy Card

Door Hanger (a door is one of St. Anne's symbols)


Critter and Miss Bear picked me a few flowers - so sweet.

Snack time: strawberries (red and green are considered St. Anne's colors).

Park play after. Miss Bear's face says it all.

St. Anne, pray for us!

2 comments:

  1. Oh, i would love to get a group together and start a summer with the Saints event. How wonderful yours turned out. Love the crafts! and I didn't know that a door is one of St. Anne's symbols. God bless.

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  2. Thank you! I've been very blessed this past year getting to know some local homeschooling parish families.

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