A BLESSED DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS: Today is the Feast of Saints Anne and Joachim, t...
Holy Rosary News July 26, 2023

A BLESSED DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS: Today is the Feast of Saints Anne and Joachim, the mother and father of the Blessed Virgin Mary and, thus, the grandparents of Jesus Christ. Hence, a very happy feast day to all grandparents!

“Grandparents and grandchildren, young and old together, have showed one of the beautiful faces of the Church and demonstrated the covenant between the generations,” said Pope Francis on the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 25, 2021.

“Grandparents need young people and young people need grandparents: they must talk to each other, they must encounter one another! Grandparents have the sap of history that rises up and gives strength to the growing tree.”

“I am reminded – I think I quoted it once – of that passage by a poet: “All that blossoms on the tree comes from that which is under the ground”. Without dialogue between young people and their grandparents, history does not move forward, life does not move forward: we need to take this up again, it is a challenge for our culture.”

“Grandparents have the right to dream by looking at young people, and young people have the right to the courage of prophecy, drawing on their lifeblood from their grandparents. Please, do this: meet grandparents and young people and talk, converse. It will bring happiness to everyone.”

Saints Anne and Joachim, pray for us!