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Friday, July 26, 2019

Feast of St. Joachim and Anne

Today we celebrate the parents of Mary who was destined to be the mother of Jesus. Since Jesus is God, the Second Person in the Blessed Trinity, Mary is called now the Mother of God. I wonder what Joachim and Anne thought of their little girl when they saw her betrothed to Joseph, but going with haste to visit Elizabeth and, on her return, her parents would have known she was expecting a baby herself. We really know nothing about her parents but can imagine two very holy people chosen by God to raise Mary in her Jewish faith. 
It is a day to thank for our own parents and be grateful for all we have received from them.

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