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?