August 16, 2014

Happy Feast of St. Joachim

 As our (small) homeschooling group is preparing to go on a pilgrimage to St. Anne's Chapel I can't help but delight also in St. Joachim, father of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

While we have no actual quotes from either St. Joachim or St. Anne, The Proto-Evangelium of James attributes the following to St. Anne after she received news from the angel that God would bless her with a child: "As my God lives, if I should conceive either a boy or a girl, the child will be a gift to my God, serving him in holiness throughout the whole of its life."
Faith Mag
Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits; for my spirit is sweet above honey. (Ecclesiasticus 24:26-27) 

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