The Feast of SS Joachim and Anna

 

Today is the feast of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, the parents of Our Lady.  Tradition has it that Mary was conceived through a chaste kiss at the Golden Gate. Joachim and Anne were aging and had lost hope of having a child:

 

In our tradition and in religious art, Joachim and Anna represent another aspect of the Holy Family, as the devout and faithful parents of Mary, shown here in a Spanish work by Andrés Pérez:

 

 

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