Supporting our Retired Religious

Saturday, May 13, 2023 – Easter Time Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Dear Friend of the Blessed Sacrament Community & Saint Ann Shrine, I hope that this letter finds you well! May the blessings of this holy feast, promoted by our founder, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, help you to live the Eucharist […]

Mother’s & Father’s Day 2023

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, Our parents are part of a multitude of people who have made a profound impact in helping us become the person we are today. Others in this group might well include the priests, nuns, teachers, coaches, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and special friends who made lasting impressions on our personalities, […]

Easter 2023

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, From darkness to light – from death to life! Christ is risen, alleluia! Happy Easter season to all! Let us celebrate and be glad! Resurrection is at the heart of God’s promise of eternal life to us. While we bask once again in the spring beauty and wonder of […]

Lent 2023

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, On February 14, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is a wonderful opportunity to openly express our love and appreciation to special people who enrich our lives. In the weeks leading up to the festive day, we see red hearts everywhere enticing us to open our hearts not only to […]

Thank You!

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament Community, ” It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa I read this quote several months ago and I immediately thought of including it with this letter! I’ve been saving it because I felt that the heartfelt […]

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 […]