July 26: Memorial of Ss. Joachim and Anne

Joachim and Anne: Love for Generations7.26 cover

by Barbara Yoffie

This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books about saints for kids age 4-9.  The text in this book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number of pictures, so this book actually works well for age 2 and up.  The book tells the story of Our Lady’s parents, as handed down through the ages through tradition. An angel appears to each saint telling them of the upcoming Immaculate Conception.  The couple raises their daughter, Mary, who in turn mothers Our Lord.  Both St. Joachim and St. Anne are shown to still be alive during Christ’s childhood at the end of the story.  Seasonal Catholic recommends this book as a good teaching tool for today’s celebration.

7.26 collage

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us!