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….