Today is the feast day of Our Lord’s grandparents, Saints Joachim and Ann. There is great devotion to these saints here in Mexico.
All that we know about these saints – including their names – comes to us via ancient traditions. They are not mentioned in Sacred Scripture.
I would say that, overall, devotion to St. Ann is greater – pretty much everywhere (not just in Mexico). Who knows why that is the case. Maybe we just more readily seek maternal intercession.
Saints Joachim and Ann are our grandparents in Christ. As we turn to them in our thoughts and prayers today, let us remember to pray for our own grandparents. And for those of you who are grandparents, ask these saints to intercede for your children and grandchildren!