July 26th – Sts. Joachim and Anne

Joachim and Anne

Sts. Joachim and Anne – Parents of the Virgin Mary and Protectors of our Order

An old tradition going back to the second century gives these names to the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The veneration of St Anne dates from the sixth century in the East and spread throughout the West in the tenth century; that of St Joachim is more recent. Along with St Joseph they are protectors of our Order.

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