Last week in my Tuesday with St Anne posting, I asked for any stories to share of devotion to St Anne and a lovely friend sent me an incredible story that touched my heart, I am sure it will touch yours as well:
"As you may recall, I had two successive miscarriages. I longed for another child desperately, but after the second miscarriage, my husband and I experienced a difficult period of infertility. Throughout this time, I turned to St. Anne, asking her daily to intercede on our behalf for the gift of another child. Unbeknowst to anyone, I prayed to St. Anne daily even though months continued to pass and pregnancy tests were always negative.
One day in July I had gone to confession to a dear and holy priest. After I had confessed my sins he told me, "I feel the need to tell you something....St. Anne has heard your prayer"
I was stunned, to say the least. This priest had no inkling of my desire for another child, or of my daily petition to St. Anne! Even he seemed a little unsure of whether or not to say it, because it seemed so...well, out-of-place! He further asked me to pray a simple novena to St. Anne as penance. And all of this in July...just prior to her feast.
That reassurance that she had heard my prayers carried me throught the next few months. In my heart I knew that the Lord would eventually bless us with another child. In October, we were thrilled to find out that we were expecting. I am currently 32 weeks along, due in June with a little girl. She will certainly bear the name of her generous and heavenly intercessor...St. Anne! "