Saint Joachim



Father of the B.V.M.

From the root of Jesse sprang King David, to whose tribe the holy Virgin belonged. Holy I call her, for so she was, and the daughter of holy people. Her father and mother were Joachim and Anne, who lived their lives in a manner...

Assumption of the B.V.M.



The Dormition.

This day the Ark of the living God even the holy and living Ark, wherein once its own Maker had been held, is borne to its resting place in that Temple of the Lord which is not made with hands. Her ancestor David leapeth before it. And in...

Vigil of the Assumption




O God, who didst vouchsafe to choose the Virgin womb of blessed Mary wherein to make thy dwelling-place: grant, we beseech thee; that we, being defended by her protection, may of thee be enabled to attain with gladness to her coming festival. Who...