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Prayer to St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary


Fred de Noyelle | Godong

Philip Kosloski - published on 07/26/21

St. Anne is the patron of mothers, child care workers, and those who experience infertility.

St. Anne has been known for centuries for her powerful intercession, especially for mothers, child care workers and those experiencing infertility.

According to legendary stories, Anne was infertile for many years, until she finally conceived and gave birth to the Virgin Mary.

Here is the traditional opening prayer for her feast of July 26.

O God, Who didst vouchsafe to blessed Anne the grace to be the mother of her who was to bring forth Thine only-begotten Son: grant, in Thy mercy, that we who devoutly venerate her memory may be aided by her intercession. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.


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