Saints Anne & Joaquim Minibook
Title: Saints Anne and Joaquim
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saints Joachim and Anne Grandparents of Jesus
Hello Family and welcome. We’re Bob and Penny Lord and we want to share a subject very close to our hearts today, Grandparents, the grandparents of Jesus, Saints Anne and Joachim.
Although there is nothing in Scripture about Sts. Anne or Joachim, not even their names, the Church has honored them and given them a special feast day, based on tradition, the early writings attributed to St. James and affirmed by the writings of Sr. Mary Agreda in City of God.
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.
We describe the Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupré in Quebec.
Study the lives of Saints Anne & Joaquim,
and the childhood of Our Lady. Learn the tradition of Saint Anne and her importance to the people of Canada.
We discuss the majestic Basilica, the original Church, the Holy Steps
and the Museum in honor of Saint Anne.