The mother of Jesus in art, life and devotion.
De Maria, numquam satis.
Sancta Anna, ora pro nobis
A 19th century Belgian holy card of St Anne teaching Mary.
A small wooden statue of St Anne teaching Mary to read. The statue was a gift from my mother, whose name is also Anne.
Sainte Anne de Beaupré
An image of Mary and her mother St Anne from the basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada.
Today the feast of St Anne, Mary’s mother, is celebrated. The statue above stands in the Augustinian church in Valletta, Malta.
A Swedish altar dedicated to St Anne, Mary’s mother, from circa 1430.
A sculpture of Jesus, Mary and St Anne in the church of San Agostino, Rome.
A small German painting on parchment of St Anne teaching Mary.
An 18th century devotional image of St Anne, Mary and Jesus from the shrine of Gora Swietej Anny (St Anne’s Mount) in Silesia, Poland.
O Bonne Sainte Anne
A reliquary with an arm bone of St Anne, Mary’s mother. It is kept in the basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec, Canada.
A procession in honour of Mary’s mother St Anne in Sainte-Anne-la-Palud in Brittany, France.
A much venerated statue of St Anne and Mary in Tanguig City, the Philippines.
(Source: Flickr / dambanang_kawayan)
A statue of St Anne, carrying her daughter Mary and grandson Jesus, in the cathedral of Tudela, Spain.
An engraving of the statue group of St Anne, Mary and Jesus in Triana, Seville.
A statue of St Anne with her daughter Mary and grandson Jesus (c. 1530) in the pilgrimage church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Markt Rettenbach, Germany.
A 19th century devotional image from the pilgrimage church of Annaberg in Austria.