Saint Anne is considered a Saint because of her role as the mother of Mary, grandmother of Jesus Christ, and as a devout and pious servant to the Lord God.
Anne and her husband Joachim were unable to conceive a child, even though they tried to do so and really wanted a baby. However, one day an angel came to them and told them that they would have a child. Since she was so overjoyed, Saint Anne promised that she would dedicate this baby’s life to the service of God. Their daughter Mary was born. Saint Anne produced an extraordinary child, as she was born free from original sin. Being born free from original sin is known as an Immaculate Conception. Therefore, part of the reason why Saint Anne is so famous is because she produced a child born of Immaculate Conception. Saint Anne read the scriptures to Mary when she was a very small child. Saint Anne had promised that she would give her child to the service of God, and she kept her holy vow. When Mary was three years old, her parents brought her to the Temple and gave her to the service of the Temple. They did not see her again.
Join us in church on July 26 (Thursday) at 8:30 a.m., July 27 (Friday) at 8:30 a.m., and July 28 (Saturday) at 4 p.m. for our annual Triduum to Saint Anne. A relic of Saint Anne will be present in church.