July 26 – Saints Joachim and Ann

Saints Joachim and Ann

listenDear Jesus, Saints Joachim and Ann dedicated their precious daughter Mary to the service of the Temple when she was three years old, preparing the way for her to become Your Blessed Mother.  Since they are Your grandparents, I ask them to intercede for the needs of the grandparents in my family: those who have died and might still be in Purgatory, pray for their purification and entrance into the fullness of Heaven; those who are still on earth, pray for them to grow in faith.  O Lord, forgive the sin of past generations and heal us by replacing the chains of bondage to sin with the bonds of love.  Saints Joachim and Ann, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Blessed Titus Brandsma (1881-1942)
Feast day July 26

quoteHe who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it.”

Saint Bartholomea Capitanio (1807-1833)
Feast day July 26

quoteI realize that I am unable, unworthy and incapable of anything, but if You [Lord] wish it, you can make me do marvelous things.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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