These two holy souls were also the grandparents of our blessed Lord, and are venerated as such. Today we pray for all grandparents, in the special load that they carry in a culture where family life as we have known it is in the process of breaking down. They can bring stability, wisdom and experience to a family.

May SS Joachim and Anne pray for us, and may they support all grandparents by prayer and by their assistance. May God bless you this day.