Saint Anna

Saint Anna is the mother of Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Her husband is Saint Joachim. Her name is a version of the Hebrew name Hanna. Anna means grace.

According to tradition, Joachim went to a temple to pray, but was not allowed in because he did not have a child. Anna heard, prayed, and sacrificed. She promised God that she would bring up a child in God's name. An angel came to Anna and Joachim and told them that God would grant her a baby. Anna had the baby soon after and named the girl Mary. Anna kept her promise. When Mary was about three years old Joachim and Anna brought her up in the Second Temple.

In detail, once as Anna prayed beneath a laurel tree near her home in Galilee, an angel appeared and said to her, "Anna, the Lord hath heard thy prayer and thou shalt conceive and bring forth, and thy seed shall be spoken of in all the world." Anna replied, "As the Lord my God liveth, if I beget either male or female, I will bring it as a gift to the Lord my God; and it shall minister to Him in holy things all the days of its life " And thus Anna became the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The feast (name) day of St. Anna and St. Joachim is July 26.

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
English: Saint Anne
Esperanto: Sankta Anna
Gaeilge: Naomh Áine
hrvatski: Sveta Ana
Bahasa Indonesia: Anna
italiano: Sant'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
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