‘There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots’. Today we commemorate the parents of Our Lady, the ‘shoot’ from the stump of Jesse.

As they were Our Lord’s grandparents, we pray today for all grandparents, giving thanks for their sometimes invisible service to their families, and we join our prayers to those of the World Day for Grandparents. May God bless you this day.