Sunday, July 26, 2009

On the Feast of St. Anne

This is a sketch by Leonardo daVinci, thought to have been a study of St. Anne.

Prayer to St. Anne

(To Obtain a Special Favor)

Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present affair which I recommend to you under your special protection.
Vouchsafe to recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

(Here ask for favor you wish to obtain.)

Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and with You and Mary and all the saints, praising and blessing Him through all eternity. Amen.

Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our request.
(Three times).

Our Anna on her nameday.

Not a whole lot planned here this year for the feast of our dear St. Anne. Dan and the big boys are on their way to Boys' Camp, so it's just the little boys, all the girls, and me this week. We were a little busy with all the preparations for the coming week to make many plans for the day, I'm afraid. I stayed home from Mass with the last of the "possibly infectious" kids this morning -- and we made scones for breakfast. We decorated our dining room table with a little St. Anne shrine and picked flowers to adorn it. Anna has red and green ribbons in her hair to comemorate her patronal feast. And we colored some Coloring Pages, compliments of wonderful Charlotte! Other than that, it's roast beef in the crockpot and corn on the cob for dinner, with ice cream for dessert. And we'll remember all the Anne's who are special in our life when we greet St. Anne in our evening prayers tonight.

Many blessings, all you Annes,and Anns, Annas, and Hannas out there!
And our gratitude, dear St. Anne, for many favors obtained throughout the years!


GrandmaK said...

Thinking of you this week. Hoping all continues to go well! God Bless! Cathy

SQUELLY said...

Such a beautiful prayer! Happy feastday to your little Anna! I am in fact Edel-Anne so there we are - a special day. Hope you are all feeling something close to fully recovered now.

Bia said...

hey, my middle name is anna. first name comes from my nonna, then my middle name from my great grandmother...all on my italian side, of course!

lisa, hope you're feeling better.