A Journey to the Home of Jesus’ Grandparents

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Podcast Episode

This week, Mary Jane Fox takes us on a spiritual pilgrimage to Jerusalem, as we visit the home of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Jesus’ Grandparents! There’s a church built over the ruins of their home, which is called the Church of St. Anne. It is built over the site where she gave birth to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During our journey, you will hear:

  • The story of Joachim and Anne
  • A brief overview of the Christian faith’s early history
  • About a special place in the Holy Land related to their lives

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Jewel for the Journey

“Do you listen to your grandparents? Do you open your hearts to the memories that your grandparents pass on? Grandparents are like the wisdom of the family; they are the wisdom of a people. And a people that does listen to grandparents is one that dies! Listen to your grandparents. Mary and Joseph are the family, sanctified by the presence of Jesus who is the fulfilment of all God’s promises. Like the Holy Family of Nazareth, every family is part of the history of a people; it cannot exist without the generations who have gone before it. Therefore, today we have grandparents and children. The children learn from their grandparents, from the previous generation.” – Pope Francis, during the Year of Faith in 2013.

 


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