The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Leonardo da Vinci
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting Saint Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb symbolizing his Passion as the Virgin tries to restrain him.
Meditation: A Powerful Prayer To St. Anne To Obtain a Special Favor O Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke thee and with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at thy feet and humbly beg of thee to take under thy special protection the present affair which I commend to thee. (State your petition)
Be pleased to commend it to thy daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy outcome.
Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face, and, with thee and Mary and all the Saints, of praising and blessing Him for all eternity.
Good St. Anne, mother of her who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, pray to her for us and obtain our request. (3 times)
Good St. Anne, pray for us