“Oh highly favored daughter!”
A little research into the nativity of the Blessed Mother led me to The Apocryphal Infancy Narrative of St James aka the Protoevangelium of James
I have heard pieces of this over time since although it did not make it into the Catholic canon it is the basis for some of the Tradition of the Church concerning Anne and Joachim.
Very interesting read. Although we can’t take it as authoritative, it may help us to be inspired! It is helpful to me to possibly fill in some of the missing pieces in my mind. When I pray the Joyful mysteries I will have some more dynamic scenes in my mind to dwell on. And reafing it helped me feel a little closer to the human side of the greatest story ever told and the divine as well.
Mary and her “yes!” are significant. I find myself finding reminders of the Blessed Mother and her “Yes!” to God everywhere and if that helps me with my “yes!” Then, that is a beautiful blessing.
Sanctuary and chapel at Atlanta Korean Martyrs Catholic Church
Magnificat Breakfast statues
St Joseph’s Maronite Rite Church, Little Five Points, ATLANTA
Grounds- Holy Cross, Atlanta
Narthex and Sanctuary IHM, Atlanta
Christmas tapestry – Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Atlanta
Buddy likes to hang with her too!
Mary please be a mother to us every day and lead us to your Son. Amen.