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.
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)