When I was visiting my parents over the weekend, we were flipping through old family photos, and I found a report I wrote on St. Anne — the first paper I wrote about her, when I was in the fourth grade. This was years ago (it feels like forever), but the last sentence of my paper still rings true: St. Anne was a holy woman who kept on praying even when it seemed hopeless.

You must know by now St. Anne is one of my favorite saints… because she was the one who first brought my husband & I together, and also because she’s been a part of our marriage, and my life, ever since then.

Because of that, we visited the Basilica of St. Anne in Quebec, Canada a couple of years ago. She has always inspired me as the saint to go to when in need of her prayers for patience, for greater trust, greater hope — and faith. She’s the one I’ve always thought of when I’ve felt lost, or weak, or weary. She’s the one I’ve sought out when I’ve felt like I didn’t understand (and still don’t, sometimes) God’s will for my life.

And that’s why I wrote this e-book about her:

St. Anne, Pray for us! 9 Days of Prayer (and more!) to the Mother of Mary and Grandmother of Jesus 

And I wanted to let you know about it in case you’d like to grab a copy of it for free right now. It’s available for free until Thursday, October 12th. So click this link to find out how you can get a copy today 🙂

From St. Anne, we can learn a lot about how to continue to persevere in our faith during hard times, and we can learn a lot about how to trust in God when we don’t see where He is leading us.

This e-book contains a special novena to St. Anne that will help guide you in praying for whatever special intention you have. It also has meditations that go with each daily prayer, and those meditations will also give you more to reflect on so that you can grow in greater faith, hope and trust in the Lord.

Every time we pray, we should emulate Jesus’ attitude in Gethsemane when He said, “Not my will but yours be done.” This e-book is about learning to pray for and trust in God’s will for your special intention.

St. Anne is the patron saint of:

Mothers
Grandmothers
Unmarried women
Women in labor
Infertile women
Housewives
Cabinet-makers
Miners

She is also often asked for her intercession for healing and finding a spouse.

Here’s more about how to get a copy of the e-book for free.