Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Anne

The Education of the Virgin, with Saint Joachim, Saint Anne, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577—1640)

O God, who didst choose blessed Joachim from among the company of thy Saints, that of him might be begotten the Mother of thy Son: Grant that we who on his feast day devoutly do him honour, may ever be assisted by his fatherly protection; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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