S Anne (and S Joachim?)

Posted July 25, 2019 5:43 am by Fr John Hunwicke

S Anne (and S Joachim?)

I feel it was dreadfully sexist and patriarchal that the Novus Ordo should make the obscure S Joachim play first fiddle to his illustrious Spouse on today’s Festival. After all, S Anne is the Patron of Lesser Britain; Titular of my wife’s College here in Oxford; so popular a Saint in Medieval England and iconographically associated with the cause of female literacy. Even if the Novus Ordo did

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