|About Saint Anne
Saint Anne was the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Other derivatives of her name are: Hanna, Ann, and Anna. She was married to the Blessed Virgin’s father, St. Joachim.
According to the Protoevangelium, Joachim and Hanna (Anne) were a rich couple that lived in Nazareth. They did not have any children. One day, Joachim went to offer a sacrifice in the temple and was turned away by Ruben. Ruben told Joachim that he was not worthy to enter the temple because he had no children. Joachim was distraught and went into the mountains to plead to God for children.
When Hanna heard that Joachim was turned away from the temple, she also pleaded with God to make her fertile. She promised to dedicate her child to God if only she became pregnant.