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Day 8 - Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples

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Day 8 Novena Reflection

Daughter of Joachim and Anne, MARY, Blessed are the arms that carried you, and blessed are your parents lips, which you were allowed to cover with chaste kisses, ever maintaining your virginity.

Rejoice in God, all the earth. Sing, exult and sing hymns.

Raise your voice, raise it and not be afraid.

Holy Mary, Mother of the Lord Jesus and daughter of Joachim and Anne, pray for us.


Novena to Joachim and Anne for Christian Married Couples

Beloved Father, through the life, death and resurrection of your only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ, we have become your adopted sons and daughters. Through Baptism we are now members of His Body, the Church. Our Savior Jesus taught us that whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.

We thank you that promise includes each one of us.

As members of the family of Jesus we turn to you in prayer. In Jesus, we are joined in a communion of love which is stronger than death, along with the saints, the holy ones. They are the great cloud of witnesses the bible speaks of. They have gone before us marked with the sign of redemption and lived their lives by faith. (Hebrews 12:1) They inspire us by their holy lives. They also pray for us from their place in your communion of love.

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Included in this communion of love are the parents of Mary, the Mother of the Lord Jesus, Joachim and Anne. They are a sign and symbol of the beauty of married love. They are also the maternal grandparents of Jesus.

Good parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of our Savior, Jesus Christ, When life seems barren, help us to trust in God's mercy and be fruitful.

When we are confused, help us to find the way back to God. When we are lost in the desert, lead us to those whom God has called us to love.

Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, Pray for Us

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