Saint Anne, guardian of the infancy and childhood of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us!
A 16th century statue of St Anne, Mary and Jesus in Venray, the Netherlands.
The reliquary containing the arm bone of Saint Anne at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Canada
An Austrian miniature of St Anne and the two miraculous images of Mary venerated in Mariazell.
A procession in honour of St Anne in Sainte-Anne-la-Palud in Plonévez-Porzay, Brittany.
St. Anne Leading the Virgin to the Temple by Jacques Stella
Today is the feast of St Anne, the mother of Mary. It just so happens my own dear mother is called Anne too!
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.