Lawns and Saints

You might be thinking about why I am going to talk about lawns and saints at the same time. Well I wanted to share my second encounter with viewing Saint Ann.

As was with my first encounter, post is here, this one was unique as well.

I was visiting a family in Florida one year and the had a vast property with many acres. One thing that struck me was how beautiful it was. It was green with tight knit grass. I was tempted to take off my shoes and just run on it. It turns out that this  is not normal for Florida. My friend told me that they have a lawn spraying company that comes out to keep it fed with nutrients that are lacking in the soils of Florida, especially the middle to Southern parts.

In addition to that they have an irrigation system that keeps it watered regularly. In any case the yard was perfect. They gave me a tour of the grounds and led me to their saints garden. It was in here that I saw many saints throughout. They were in unique places with little paths through the garden. They had reflecting pools and birdbaths. It was very peaceful. You couldn’t hear any cars or people and occasionally you would hear the waves in the distant shore.

Toward the back end of the garden they had a statue that I immediately recognized. It was Saint Ann. Only this time she was holding Mary as a babe.

The family had said this was one of the first they had collected and it had a special place in the garden. They were very big on family trees and thought this was important to note who was the one who fathered and mothered a child.

This is how I my second encounter took place. It is funny how I went from never hearing who she was to seeing two places in one year.

 

How I heard

Saint Ann

It is a funny story I heard about who Saint Ann is. I am not catholic and I never studied saints in Bible school so I it wasn’t something I would naturally hear about. I of course heard plenty about Mary and Martha who seem to the most well known women in the Bible.

Anyway I was planninga trip on a cruise which would of been my first cruise. After months of planning and getting close to actually booking the week long cruise, a friend of mine told me about yacht charters in Miami. Since my cruise was set to leave from Miami I was curious what a yacht charter would be like.

My friend knew me well and one thing I am not fond of is crowds. I really like small groups in quiet well lit settings. Anything outside of that and I am quite boring and non communicative.

The benefits of a yacht would give me all the things I like while still enjoying a trip on the seas to an island destination. Plus it wasn’t much difference in price either. Especially if I found a few others to join me and offset the cost.

I was happy for my friends suggestion however it totally threw off all my preparations. I decided to wait another couple months. I spoke with a company called Royal Yacht Charters and they had a great selection of yachts to choose from.

I know I mentioned I heard of Saint Ann at the beginning and I am getting to that.

When I arrived at the Port of Miami I easily found the beautiful 80″ foot yacht in all it’s pristine glory. Three of my other friends showed up as well and we soon were boarded.

We were given a tour by the captain of all the decks and got our things in our sleeping quarters. I was already feeling better not having booked a cruise.

When weere settled the captiain invited us to the bridge to see how the operations went. It was here I noticed a statue on the main window. I asked the captain what it was and he said it was Saint Ann.

He never took a trip without her watching over them. I thought of course that a statue can hardly guarantee safety or anything for that matter. But certain people truly believe in superstitions and I am not going to make a big deal about it on a giant luxury boat.

Our trip was fantastic by the way. We traveled to the Bahamas and the Keys. We had wonderful seas and excellent food and wine. The sunsets were stunning on the water and it was a truly a memorable trip.

I strongly suggest doing the same if the idea of a cruise brings you pause.

Saint Ann pops up everywhere. I will share my next story soon.

Welcome!

Welcome to saint Ann information site. It isn’t flashy or spectacular but I think she deserves some recognition and thus this website is going to do just that.

From time to time I will stray into other subjects but my main theme is informing everyone who Saint Anne was. A brief snippet can be found in the about section Here.

As an introduction to me I am currently in the States but I travel often around the world spreading the gospel. It is something I believe I am called to do. Nothing else in this world brings as much satisfaction than that.

I endure many hours by air and car but who I reach and dedicate my time too is the reward.

Anyway I wanted to dedicate and share my research on Saint Ann and from time to time reflect on other things as well.

Thanks for stopping in and may you enjoy this and find joy always.