Ss. Joachim and Anne

Ss. Joachim and Anne are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus Christ. The two saints were elderly when their only child, Mary, was born. It is believed that Ss. Joachim and Anne gave Mary to the service of the temple when Mary was 3 years old. St. Joachim is patron saint of grandfathers, and St. Anne is patron saint of mothers and grandmothers.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.