A Feast to Honor Saint Anne

While the canonical books of the New Testament never mention the mother of the Virgin Mary, traditions about her family, childhood, education and eventual betrothal to Joseph developed very early in the history of the church. Of course Mary had a mother. She was the maternal grandmother of our Lord.

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Saint Anne, Our Heavenly Grandmother

So often in our Christian Faith, we forget about the human side of Christ’s divine life. He was born to Mary, just as Mary was born to Saint Anne. Saint Anne was the Lord’s maternal Grandmother, and is considered our Heavenly Grandmother, too.

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