Saturday, July 26, 2008: (St. Anne & St. Joachim)

Jesus said: “My people, today you celebrate the feast of My Blessed Mother’s parents, St. Anne and St. Joachim. All parents are given gifts in their children, but they are responsible for the souls of their children as well. You should bring up your children in faith, teach them their prayers, bring them to Mass and Confession, and give them good example in your actions. Even if your children rebel against your teaching, continue to pray for them and direct them even after they leave your house. You also may become grandparents and again you indirectly need to help the grandchildren in their spiritual upbringing. Let your whole family see in you the importance of having a good prayer life and a constant focus on Me in your life. This life passes quickly, and you need to have your souls always in the state of grace by frequent Confession. Encourage your children and grandchildren to confess their sins at least once a month. I know all souls have their own free will, but you have the responsibility at your judgment for bringing your children to Me. It is up to them to accept Me, but do not give up on any soul, and continue to pray for them every day.”