Catholic Saints

Saint Anne

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Anne
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Anne
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Mother of Mary

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Anne
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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Anne: July 26
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Mother of Mary
  • Date of Death: Saint Anne died date unknown

The Story and History of Saint Anne
The story and history of Saint Anne. Saint Anne was the spouse of St. Joachim, and was chosen by God to be the mother of Mary, His own blessed Mother on earth.

They were both of the royal house of David, and their lives were wholly occupied in prayer and good works. One thing only was wanting to their union - they were childless, and this was held as a bitter misfortune among the Jews. At length, when Anne was an aged woman, Mary was born, the fruit rather of grace than of nature, and the child more of God than of man. With the birth of Mary the aged Anne began a new life: she watched her every movement with reverent tenderness, and felt herself hourly sanctified by the presence of her immaculate child. But she had vowed her daughter to God, to God Mary had consecrated herself again, and to Him Anne gave her back. Mary was three years old when Anne and Joachim led her up the Temple steps, saw her pass by herself into the inner sanctuary, and then saw her no more. Thus was Anne left childless in her lone old age, and deprived of her purest earthly joy just when she needed it most. She humbly adored the Divine Will, and began again to watch and pray, till God called her to unending rest with the Father and the Spouse of Mary in the home of Mary's Child.

Prayer to Saint Anne

Feast Day of Saint Anne
The Feast Day of Saint Anne is July 26. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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