If Mary’s response to the angel was an enthusiastic “yes,” then we can look to her parents for their own constant response to God’s commands, their answer of “yes” to His will.
Thursday of the 16th Week in Course 2018
Ss Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary
Today we commemorate two of the great persons of salvation history, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whom tradition calls Joachim and Anne. Scripture implies that Mary had a family, and the Annunciation almost