Saint Anne was the grandmother of Jesus Christ. She was born from the House of David, the line which was prophesied to give birth to Christ.
Saint Anne is the mother of Mary, the woman who gave birth to Jesus by Virgin Birth. The Angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her that she would give birth to the Son of God.
Saint Anne As a Mother
Saint Anne and her husband Joachim were unable to conceive a child, even though they tried to do so and really wanted a baby. However, one day an angel came to them and told them that they would have a child. Since she was so overjoyed, Saint Anne promised that she would dedicate this baby’s life to the service of God. Their daughter Mary was born.
Saint Anne produced an extraordinary child, as she was born free from original sin. Being born free from original sin is known as an Immaculate Conception. Therefore, part of the reason why Saint Anne is so famous is because she produced a child born of Immaculate Conception.