Our Lord's Maternal Grandparents: St. Joachim and St. Anne

Jesus had grandparents!  We often forget about His extended family, but I'm sure they played an important role in his life as all grandparents do.

I missed out on the grandparents.  My father's parents were long gone by the time I came into the picture and they lived in Sweden.  My mother's father left his family when my mother was little and I only remember my mother's mother vaguely.  She died when I was eleven.  My most vivid memory of that is my mother sobbing at the news of her mother's death.  I found that curious since we never went to see her.  My maternal grandmother was shrouded in secrecy.

Today let's remember and pray for our grandparents, known and unknown.

http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/A/stanne.asp

http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjoachim.asp

 

 

 

 

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