||St. Anne, Patron of
Grandmothers; Patron of Women Hoping to Become Pregnant
Information about Anne comes from the apocryphal Gospel of James. That
text relates that Anne and her husband, Joachim, were childless late
into their lives, though they both desperately wanted a child. In
desperation, Joachim went into the desert to fast and pray for a child.
At home, Anne bewailed her fate until one day, with Joachim in the
desert, she looked up to see an angel descending to tell her that she
would conceive a child who would become famous throughout the world. At
that same moment, Joachim, the story says, received the same vision in
the desert. He rushed back toward the city to find Anne waiting for him
at the city gate. Soon thereafter, Anne became pregnant and later gave
birth to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Anne is the patron of grandmothers
because she was the grandmother of Jesus of Nazareth. She is the patron
of women hoping to become pregnant because her long patience was
rewarded. The shell above Anne’s head is an ancient symbol of listening
patiently for the word of God. The book in her hand represents the Old
Testament, where Anne found the story of Hannah, a hopeful story much
like her own. Dimensions: 10 (h) x 5 (w) x 1
(Item #15228) $45.00
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