The lectionary marks today as the Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is a good little write up over at AmericanCatholic.org about these two saints. Here is an excerpt:
The strong character of Mary in making decisions, her continuous practice of prayer, her devotion to the laws of her faith, her steadiness at moments of crisis, and her devotion to her relatives—all indicate a close-knit, loving family that looked forward to the next generation even while retaining the best of the past.
You can read the rest HERE.
(HT) Stephen Smuts