"Godwants me to behonouredhere,"such were thewords of St.AnneYvonNicolazicJuly 25, 1624.Using this sanctuary, St. Anne invites us to
discover her message and to be guided by herself and her daughter Mary,
to Christ Jesus.
Place of firstappearance.
InKeranna,as in all thevillages, the fountainwasa meeting place: men andbeastswateredit, therewas washingclothes.By choosingthe fountainas a place ofits first appearance,St. Annereminds us ofthe importance ofsource water,but abovethe waterof baptism:as wateris essentialto our lives, baptismis essential togrow in faith.The waterof baptismmakes uschildrenof God andSt. Anne,by appearingat the fountain, invites us toreturn to ourbaptismal promises.
The statueof St. Anneoverlooking thefountain isthe onlyall over thesanctuary,which isshowinghis motherMarie.All othersarepointing toSt. Anne'sdaughterherselfthe fingerpoints to heaven, according to the"mission"familysummed up inthis song: "St. Anne,Motherof Mary, lead usto Jesus."
Atthe fountain, then,Mary showsher motherastogive specialhonorin this place whereshe appearedfor the first timeforYvonNicolazic.
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