Cusp-a point of transition, as from one historical period to the next;
the borders between the twelve astrological signs.
You are considered to be "on the cusp" if you were born
within a day or two of the beginning or end of any sign.

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863; Albert Bierstadt

26 July 2010

Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Antiphon for Evening Prayer

From the noble stem of Jesse a branch has sprung, and from this branch a beautiful flower, rich in scent, has blossomed.


God of our fathers, you gave Saints Joachim and Ann
the privilege of being the parents of Mary,
the mother of your incarnate Son.
May their prayers help us to attain
the salvation you have promised to your people.

from Christian Prayer

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