Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Flowering Rod of Jesse Cake

"Saint Anne has two colors, red and green, one for love, the other for rebirth, as she bore the New Eve, Mary..."

Today my little star bakers, after watching another episode of The Great British Baking Show, created a "Flowering Rod of Jesse" (an ancient title connected to Our Lady as well as St. Anne) cake for today's feast! I somehow managed to take pictures while holding and bouncing this incredibly colicky baby of ours before she finally fell asleep for a few minutes. ♥


Saint Anne and the Child Mary by Sleightholm Folk Art

O models of pious and virtuous married persons, St. Joachim and St. Anne! Through the wondrous blessing with which God rejoiced you when He chose you as the parents of the ever blessed Virgin, the mother of our Savior, obtain for us, we beseech you, the grace to desire nothing but virtue and piety; that, in fidelity and love, we may share each other's joys and sorrows, and together with our children lead such a life as to insure our entrance into the kingdom of heaven! Amen.

Happy Feast of Sts. Joachim & Anne!