Dear friends in the Lord,
If any of you out there are in the Archdiocese of Detroit, I’m sure most if not all of you are aware that Archbishop Vigneron is searching for a patron saint. Anyway, I have started a blog which “campaigns” so to speak to have St. Anne, the Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary chosen as the patroness of the archdiocese.
Since for so long a time, it thought that St. Anne was the offical patron saint, it seems fitting to maintain this tradition. Also, since the first parish (Ste. Anne de Detroit) in Detroit was named for St. Anne, it seems fitting to have her as the patroness.
Popular devotion to St. Anne has been very much evident in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The book Seasons of Grace: A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit (By: Leslie Woodcock Tentler) mentions some information on the devotion to St. Anne. I want to add Ste. Anne de Detroit Church/Shrine holds an annual novena every July and a perpetual novena every Tuesday. Many people visit the parish for this devotion.
As for the power of St. Anne’s intercession in Detroit’s history, I want to say that at the parish/shrine of Ste. Anne de Detroit there have been favors reported and when one goes to that church, crutches and canes can be seen hanging by the altar of St. Anne.
Anyway, my blog gives information, links about St. Anne, a novena/prayer request page and a direct link to the offical website of the archdiocese.
Also, you can visit this link which briefly outlines the reasons for having devotion to St. Anne. themass.org/novena/devotion.htm
May God bless you all.