Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Flowers For St. Anne!

The Pilgrimage
 
Yesterday was the Feast of St. Anne, my friend Mary and I made our yearly pilgrimage to her shrine, only a half hour ride. I fully intended to bring you a photo, however, my photos did not translate in a way that would do St. Anne, justice. 
St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the grandmother of Jesus. 
St. Anne is also the patron saint of mothers and grand-mother's. Mary calls her, "her go to girl." I can truly understand her devotion to this great lady. St. Anne, is perfect to pray to and ask protection for one's children and grand-children.
I am always humbled by the opulence that this magnificent house of worship displays, we lit candles and made our requests. The statue of St. Anne, is flanked on either side by St. Jude and St. Theresa. A powerful trio for sure.
St. Jude, was petitioned to watch over an ill friend and St. Theresa to shower my friend with love and roses. 
Mary, sat us in a pew strategically where one could see the statues of St. Anne, the Blessed Mother and Jesus on the alter. She calls this her triangle of power. Only my friend Mary, could possibly come up with this prayerful advantage. Thankful for her friendship I have learned much from her. I wish for everyone to have such a friend. 
She encouraged me to start this blog to display my talents, a gift for which I am eternally grateful
Angels, do truly walk among us, I am convinced of that! Have a wonderful day!


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4 comments:

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, I love the texture :)

hootnonny said...

The texture is lovely.
It's nice to have angels among us. I have a few my self.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful. The texture gives this an oil painting feel. Enjoyed reading about St. Anne and gearing my thoughts towards angels.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Amazing texture work, Rosemary -- and the flowers are lovely. :)

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