Grandparents Day

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Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, by Jerzy Siemiginowski-Eleuter, 1700

A Prayer for Grandparents 

Dear St. Ann, you were truly twice blessed
to have our blessed Mother as your daughter
and Jesus our Savior as your Grandson.
I know that every period of our lives
has its responsibilities as well as its joys.
Today, it seems that grandparents
have either too little use or too much;
either we are shunted aside to do nothing,
or we are called upon to do everything.
Help me to know just where my duties lie
in my particular situation
and to carry them out as best I can.
Take care of my family, my children, and their children.
Inspire them all to follow your Grandson
and lead truly Christian lives.
Keep all of us in your loving care,
never let us turn away from Jesus,
and help us in the end to receive the joy
of entering into your Grandsons’ glorious presence forever.
Good St. Ann, pray for us grandparents.