O God, who didst vouchsafe to bestow upon blessed Anne such grace, that she was found worthy to become the mother of her who brought forth Thine only-begotten Son; mercifully grant that we who celebrate her festival, may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Through the same Our Lord Jesus Christ …” Collect of today’s liturgical festival
Well, then today’s your lucky day.
You can thank Our Blessed and all-Pure Lady, St. Mary the Mother of Christ-God, whose feast – her holy Visitation – we (including Ss. Elizabeth & John the Forerunner, dancing for joy in utero) celebrate July 2.
Thanks to your Mother, in other words, you don’t have to miss the pilgrimage (again?) because you were ‘a day late and a few dollars short’ this year.
And it includes cash.
You can thank St. Anne, Grandmother of Christ, whose feast we celebrate today.
In other words, you don’t have to miss the pilgrimage because you were ‘a day late and a few dollars short’ (again?) this year.