Christmas 2022

O God who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature, grant that we may share in the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself to share in our humanity. Amen.  (Prayer of Christmas Mass during the day) Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament, The above prayer is simply saying that Christmas is […]


All Souls 2022

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, The twin holy days of All Saints and All Souls on November 1-2 help us to lift our minds and hearts away from the current messiness of the world to the beckoning peace of being home with God forever. To be home with God is a Christian belief that […]


Mary’s Birthday

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, BIRTHDAYS ARE FOR CELEBRATING LIFE! Happy Birthday, Mary! Every year on September 8th, the Church celebrates the birthday of Mary, the mother of Jesus our Savior. If anyone ever made a difference, Mary surely did! The poet William Wordsworth said it so beautifully: “Mother, whose virgin bosom was uncrost […]


Saint Ann & Saint Joachim Feast Day 2022

WE LOVE SAINT ANN, JUST AS JESUS DID! Saint Ann’s spiritual influence as mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus has and continues to be invoked worldwide and especially by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. You might say that Saint Ann “charmed” her way into a special relationship with us, so much that all […]


Legacy Society 2022

May 2022 Dear Friend of Saint Ann’s Shrine, I’m writing you today to invite you to join our Legacy Society. The Legacy Society of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine has been established to enable our friends to leave an eternal gift through their estate plan that supports, strengthens, and sustains […]


Mother’s & Father’s Day 2022

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, Shops and malls are already reminding us that Mother’s and Father’s Day are soon approaching. Cards, flowers, gifts, and a personal visit are high on our list of ways to honor and show appreciation for the gift of life our parents so lovingly gave us, and the financial and […]


Easter 2022

Dear Friends of Saint Ann, Easter is the greatest miracle of the human race. Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the son of the Virgin Mary rose from the death of Good Friday on the Cross, outside Jerusalem in the Holy Land of Palestine. All Christians believe this event and celebrate it with great […]


Lent 2022

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, Before the Christian world enters into the spiritually renewal time of Ash Wednesday and Lent on March 2nd, the secular world celebrates Valentine’s Day, a day when we can openly express our  love and appreciation to special people who enrich our everyday lives. In the weeks leading up to […]


Thank You!!!

January 2022 THANK YOU! Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament are so grateful for your sharing of your prayers, thoughts and financial support over the past year!! Your heart felt generosity and kindness ensures the long-term sustainability of Saint Ann’s Shrine, the care of Blessed Sacrament Community and their mission work! […]


Christmas 2021!

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, “Christmas-in-Pandemic” will certainly be different again this year! The guardians of our health are strongly advising us to continue wearing masks and to maintain social distancing as the dreaded Covid-19 continues to ravage our country and the world. This will certainly affect Christmas shopping, friendly parties, family dinners, and […]