St. Anne and St. Joachim
Grandparents of Jesus. The story of Saints Joachim and Anne is recorded in the Protoevangelium of St. James. We read here about how Joachim and Anne were a barren couple. They mourned their barrenness, and the Lord granted them a child: Mary. When Mary was but three years old, they dedicated Mary to the Lord, to serve Him in the Temple. St. Anne is often invoked as a patron for ladies seeking a husband. In Beaupré, Quebec, there is a world-famous basilica-shrine to St. Anne.
O Lord, God of our Fathers, who bestowed on Saints Joachim and Anne this grace, that of them should be born the Mother of your incarnate Son, grant, through the prayers of both, that we may attain the salvation you have promised to your people.