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SAINT OF THE MONTH

Saint Anne
Feast Day - July 26

All who recognize Mary's role in salvation history have every reason to honor the Mother whose daughter gave the world its Savior.

Saint Anne (Mary's mother) is patroness of all parents who have the important task of rearing the children to whom they have transmitted the gift of life.

Devotion to Saint Anne began more than twelve centuries ago. In the mid-fourteenth century, Pope Urban VI approved the observance of a feast of St. Anne. It was first kept only in England, possibly because of King Richard II's marriage to Anne of Bohemia (named after the Saint). The annual feast, now held on July 26, was extended to the whole Western church in 1584.


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PRAYER OF THE MONTH

Prayer

Dear Saint Anne, you never tire of assisting those who recommend themselves to you.

Trusting not in our merits but in your powerful intercession, we request your help through this present day with all its duties and responsibilities, all its situation whether happy or anguishing.

And when tomorrow becomes today, assist us anew for God's glory and our good. Amen.

 

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