Springs in the Desert places itself under the patronage of Saints Anna and Joachim, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. They experienced the grief of infertility, suffered isolation from their community and, for a time, even separation from each other. Yet God blessed them in a way that was unexpected, brought them closer together and made them sharers in His plan of salvation. We pray that they will walk with us as we move from grief and isolation to knowing that God has chosen us for a particular mission that He is fulfilling in unexpected but life-giving ways.
Saints Anna and Joachim, pray to God for us!