Joachim and Anna

Andres Perez, San Joaquín, Santa Ana y la Virgen Niña

Andres Perez, San Joaquín, Santa Ana y la Virgen Niña

 

Today is the feast day of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, by tradition the parents of Our Lady, who was chastely conceived through a kiss at the Golden Gate.  This is not true, by the way.

Saint Anne is the patron saint of:  unmarried women, housewives, women in labour, infertile women, grandmothers, horseback riders, cabinet-makers, miners, sailors and the Mi’kmaq people of Canada.

There are many prayers and novenas to Saint Anne. Here’s the best-known and shortest prayer to her:

 

“St Anne, St Anne, find me a man.”

I wonder if it works….

Saint Anne with the Virgin, attributed to  Angelos Akotandos

Saint Anne with the Virgin, attributed to Angelos Akotandos

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