Saint Anne

Saint Anne
Angelos Akotanos - Saint Anne with the Virgin - 15th century.jpg
Greek icon of Saint Anne and Mary, by Angelos Akotantos
Mother of the Virgin, Mystic, Maternal Heroine, Woman of Amram
Bornc. 50 BC
Died12 AD (aged 62)
Venerated inChristianity
Canonizedpre-congregation
Feast26 July (Roman Catholic)[1]
AttributesBook, door, with Mary, Jesus or Joachim
PatronageBrittany, Canada, Detroit, Fasnia (Tenerife); Mainar; carpenters; child care providers; childless people; children; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lace makers; lost articles; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; teachers

Saint Anne, of David's house and line, was the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus according to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition. Mary's mother is not named in the canonical gospels, but is mentioned as the daughter of Faqud in Quran. In writing, Anne's name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James (written perhaps around 150) seems to be the earliest that mentions them.

Church tradition

The story bears a similarity to that of the birth of Samuel, whose mother Hannah (Hebrew: חַנָּהḤannāh "favour, grace"; etymologically the same name as Anne) had also been childless. Although Anne receives little attention in the Latin Church prior to the late 12th century,[2] dedications to Anne in Eastern Christianity occur as early as the 6th century.[3] In the Eastern Orthodox Churches and Eastern Catholic Churches, she is revered as Hannah. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Hannah is ascribed the title Forebear of God, and both the Nativity of Mary and the Presentation of Mary are celebrated as two of the twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Dormition of Hannah is also a minor feast in Eastern Christianity. In Lutheran Protestantism, it is held that Martin Luther chose to enter religious life as an Augustinian friar after crying out to St. Anne while endangered by lightning.[4][5]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: St. Anna
aragonés: Santa Ana
беларуская: Святая Ганна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьвятая Ганна
български: Анна (светица)
brezhoneg: Santez Anna
català: Santa Anna
čeština: Svatá Anna
dansk: Sankt Anna
eesti: Anna
Ελληνικά: Αγία Άννα
Esperanto: Sankta Anna
Gaeilge: Naomh Áine
hrvatski: Sveta Ana
Bahasa Indonesia: Anna
Basa Jawa: Anna
ქართული: წმინდა ანა
Kiswahili: Ana
latviešu: Svētā Anna
Limburgs: Anna
lingála: Santu Anna
magyar: Szent Anna
Bahasa Melayu: Hana
Nederlands: Anna (heilige)
Nouormand: Âone
português: Ana, mãe de Maria
română: Sfânta Ana
русский: Святая Анна
Scots: Saunt Anne
sicilianu: Sant'Anna
Simple English: Saint Anna
slovenčina: Anna (svätica)
slovenščina: Sveta Ana
српски / srpski: Света Ана
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Joakim i Ana
suomi: Pyhä Anna
Tagalog: Santa Ana
українська: Свята Анна
Tiếng Việt: Anna (Kitô giáo)
中文: 聖安妮