Friday, November 21, 2008
St. Anne: Patronness of Birthmothers
Today is the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. At the tender age of three, Mary was brought to live in the Temple -- separated from her parents, who had dedicated her to a lifetime of serving God.
Jean at "Catholic Fire" has a post about it here: Catholic Fire: The Feast of the Presentation of Mary.
Imagine how it must have felt for St. Anne to walk away from her little daughter, knowing that she would see her at most once a year! Imagine how little Mary must have felt, seeing her parents walk away, leaving her behind. Did she understand what was happening? Did she cry?
St. Anne, patroness of birthmothers, pray for those who are missing their children today!