The day I found information about the birthplace and home of St Anne, I was so awestruck. Discovering where it was and it's symbolic significance was incredible. To top it off, someone informed me later that day the the daily readings at Mass for that day was a scene from that spot!

St Anne’s birthplace and home ~ The pool of Bethesda, known as the “House of Mercy” ~ many photos of the pool and also of the Church dedicated to St Anne on the site.
The Pool of Bethesda, birthplace and home of St Anne and it's beautiful connections.  ~ to the ancient legend of the Cross of Christ and to St Raphael, the archangel of healing.

St Anne's Chaplet is one of the best of all chaplets. It's simple, not too long and you don't need to read long prayers. Did I mention it was powerful? I can say from personal experience, it is!

I have a few postings on St Anne's chaplet ~ how to recite it, it's efficacy. The second posting in the list, is the story of how we saw the Holy Father at WYD, totally against the odds, and how I believe it is through the recitation of St Anne's Chaplet.

I have added to the link list two postings of my St Anne Chaplet creations ~ one to my own St Anne chaplet and another to the seven symbolic ones I made one year to giveaway for her feast..you may enjoy to read what inspired each one.

Under this icon heading, I have linked the stories on the life of St Anne that I have shared from a big out-of-print book on St Anne called, St Anne: Grandmother of Our Saviour, written by Frances Parkinson Keyes. It was an enjoyable, informative series.

I only have two links at this stage, under this icon. One is to a meal with much symbolic meaning to it, including a cake I made that was also shared at Catholic Cuisine. The second posting is a craft we made to honour St Anne through her litany titles.

This icon is the first one in the lefthand sidebar, directly under my link to the Transapline Redemptorists on Papastronsay in Scotland. The reason for that is, I shared probably the best source of information on the life of St Anne and the history of her devotion from a beautiful Catholic newspaper/magazine, given to me from my sister-in-law last year. I didn't know who published it, sharing only the name of the paper as the source of my information. Then I was very blessed to discover the blog Papastronsay and subsequently realised that it was their publication!

So I have gone back through all of those postings in the series (nine of them) and given a more accurate HT to this wonderful order and it's publication. You will love the stories from this series. If this is a calibre of the articles from the magazine Catholic, then it's definitely worth subscribing to.


Under this icon are all the miscellaneous postings I've shared over the years...there are some really lovely things in this section, St Anne poems, images, stationery, stories and much more.

I launched Tuesdays with St Anne with this little Tan book, Good St Anne. It's a wonderful little book and sharing it was a joy, some of the best St Anne postings are in this list, including my very first posting.
I have shared three different Novenas to St Anne during the last few years, they are novenas that have a special prayer for each day. They are all beautiful.
The first novena to St Anne ~ this is my favourite, the one I recite perpetually.

The third novena to St Anne ~ composed by Fr Eugene Lefevre C ss R published by the Shrine of St Anne de Beaupre.

This little book, "Pilgrim's Handbook of St Anne deBeaupre" is my latest discovery. It was published in 1883 and has many new prayers and devotions I have never seen before. I will be sharing from this book in the weeks and months to come. Look especially to the beginning of July this year (month of St Anne's feast day) as I will have something to share everyday from this book. So far under this icon, I have the Way of the Cross with St Anne, perfect for Lent.

The Way of the Cross with St Anne ~ Stations of the Cross, petitioning St Anne along the way.