Happy Grandparents’ Day!

You don’t have to be a religious person to recognize the importance of grandparents, and how much they deserve a celebration day just for them!

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Come to think of it, I wonder how many people actually celebrate Grandparents’ Day.  I know there is an official date for it in the USA, but it is not as prominent a feast day as Father’s Day or Mother’s Day are. The RCC celebrates the Memorial of St. Joachim and St. Anne today – tradition has it that they were Our Lady’s parents, the grandparents of the Christ.

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But you don’t have to be a religious person to recognize the importance of grandparents, and how much they deserve a celebration day just for them!  Here is what FransiscanMedia.org offers as a reflection on this special day:

This is the “feast of grandparents.” It reminds grandparents of their responsibility to establish a tone for generations to come: They must make the traditions live and offer them as a promise to little children. But the feast has a message for the younger generation as well. It reminds the young that older people’s greater perspective, depth of experience, and appreciation of life’s profound rhythms are all part of a wisdom not to be taken lightly or ignored.

Feats of Saints Joachim and Anne

Have fun today, and remember your ancestors.  You are made of the same stuff they were made of…

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