“Let us all rejoice in the Lord, whilst we keep this day holy in honor of blessed Anne, on whose solemnity the Angels rejoice and give praise to the Son of God./My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak my works to the King.”
Introit from the Mass of St. Anne
Yes indeed, today is a day to rejoice in honor of St. Anne! How very generously the intercession of her lips has poured the grace of clarity, of conversion, of patience into my heart through the praying of her novena. How she must have spoken to her Grandson the King on my behalf, just as she has for so very many others! From the depths of her holy heart, she has indeed uttered a good word.
This matriarch whose name is Grace was found so pleasing, so worthy in the sight of God that she alone was elected as the fertile garden wherein the Immaculate Conception, the very Woman full of Grace, could be conceived, taught, nurtured, and sheltered. With the generosity of the most indulgent grandmother (and I have two of the best!), she does not tire of pouring grace abroad for all the children of her Daughter, all the brothers and sisters of her Grandson. Let us invoke her with the greatest confidence! Let us rejoice in the Lord while we keep her day!
Dear Saint Anne, mother of her who is our Life, our Sweetness, and our Hope,
pray to her for us, and obtain our request! Amen.
Happy feast day!