St. Anne (Ann or Anna) was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. She is represented holding the Blessed Virgin Mary in her lap, who again carries on her arm the child Jesus.She is the patron Saint of housewives, grandmothers, cabinet makers, miners, and women in labor.
Dear Saint, we know nothing about you except your name. But you gave us the Mother of God who called herself handmaid of the Lord. In your home, you raised the Queen of Heaven and you are rightly the model of homemakers. In your womb came to dwell the new Eve, uniquely conceived without sin. Intercede for us that we too may remain free from sins. Amen.