**If you are looking for the details of St. Anne’s Feast BM 2008, you may wish to go over to St. Anne’s church website. The St. Anne’s Novena & Feast 2008 starts on 18 July 2008 with a mass celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio on 26th July 2008 at 8.30 pm. St. Anne’s Church phone number is 5386405/5387422**
My first post on this blog was about St. Anne’s church in Bukit Mertajam. Therefore, it is only appropriate I dedicate another post to remind readers who may be interested, that the St. Anne’s Novena and Feast 2006 will begin on 21st July, 2006 and culminate on 30th July, 2006 with a procession.
This is the photo I took last year. I also had the opportunity to join the choir from Cathedral of the Holy Spirit to sing at St. Anne’s church. More photos of St. Anne and other [tag]Catholic[/tag]churches in Malaysia here in my Flickr album.
St. Anne’s church has drawn many non-Catholic Christians each year. Even my late mother-in-law used to faithfully visit St. Anne’s church every year. She had travelled on public transport just to go there, no matter how inconvenience it is. She lived in Teluk Kumbar, Penang and travelling to Bukit Mertajam means very long distance travel of buses and ferries. I suppose she must have some prayers answered after visiting St. Anne. My hubby and I did manage to drive her to St. Anne for a couple of years (after we can afford a car) and I must say that, back then, even when I wasn’t a Catholic yet, the feeling of complete reverence to God enveloped me when I was in the church grounds.
Do visit St. Anne’s church during the feast days. The place is like a huge carnival with stalls and bright lights for a whole week.
Prayer of the Good St. Anne
O Good St. Anne
Mother of the Virgin Mary
Whose Son, Our Lord
Who is our Life and our Hope
Intercede for us &
obtain our request. Amen
In brief, St. Anne’s is the ‘grandma’ of Jesus and Catholics seek St. Anne’s help in interceding for them. (intercede means liaise or be the middle person)