Thursday, July 26, 2007

Good St Anne

Today is the feast of my name saint, St Anne. What a wonderful, powerful intercessor she is to mothers and christian families! In all my years of ill health I have read and cried over these beautiful words from a St Anne handbook, that have given me greater trust and hope:

"St Anne obtains many graces, priceless graces for those who invoke her, but she grants her maternal assistance in particular to Christian mothers. She preserves peace in married life, restores harmony in discord, and wonderfully changes a husband's bad disposition. She protects the birth of children in an extraordinary manner, bestows blessing that lighten the tast of rearing children properly, brings wayward children back upon the right path, obtains restoration of health for the sick mother, preserves her precious life for the helpless children and prevents the loss of husband and father."

I would dearly love to talk more tonight about this beautiful saint, the mother of Our Lady and I may still do that tomorrow, but I want to place this beautiful prayer to St Anne from The Precious Blood & Mother manual from pg 114:

Novena To Saint Anne to Obtain some Special Favour

Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke thee, and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at thy feet and humbly beg of thee to take the present affair which I recommend to thee, under thy special protection.

Vouchsafe to recommend it to thy 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. Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and with thee and Mary and all the Saints, praised and blessing Him for all eternity. Amen.

God St. Anne, mother of her who is our Life, our Sweetness and our Hope, pray to her for us, and obtain our request. (3 times).

6 comments:

jackie said...

'She preserves peace in married life, restores harmony in discord, and wonderfully changes a husband's bad disposition'.

Anne, this is the saint I have been looking for! (Hope you're feeling better)

Christine said...

Happy feast day!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Anne!

Thanks for posting the prayer!

I just said it for dh's interview!

Thank you so much!

Lynn said...

I am moved to tears. So beautiful. Sounds like you were named for the perfect saint for you!
hugs and prayers

Surprised by Joy said...

I love what you posted about St Anne, I got an education tonight.
Molly

Anne (aussieannie) said...

I'm glad you are all effected by those beautiful words as I am!! St Anne is such a beautiful saint for Mums and families.