TO ST. JOACHIM / by Joseph Castorino


It is said that one day

You had a great vision,

Did you accept it?

Or reject it in derision?


The vision came true

When little Mary was born,

So for you and Anne

Was it a glorious morn?


You praised the Lord

That His will was done,

But when did you know

She was a chosen one?


Even little John was not

Fit to untie His sandal,

Was a virgin birth too much

For you to handle?