Sts. Joachim and Anne
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Israel (most likely)
Feast Day: July 26
Patron saints of: Grandparents
St. Joachim is also the patron saint of: Grandfathers and Fathers
St. Anne is also the patron saint of: couples without children, women in labor, and women unable to conceive
Fun fact: Earthly grandparents of Jesus and Great Uncle/Great Aunt to John the Baptist
2 Simple Ways to Celebrate Their Feast Day
Call your grandparents and tell them a favorite memory.
If you have kids, sit down to call their grandparents together
Say a prayer to them and ask for their guidance in your life.
O Lord, God of our Fathers, who bestowed on Saints Joachim and Anne this grace, that of them should be born the Mother of your incarnate Son, grant, through the prayers of both, that we may attain the salvation you have promised to your people. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.
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