The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Leonardo da Vinci
Saint Anne, the mother of Mary and
wife of Saint Joachim
Their Feast Day is on 26th July
Saint Anne is the Patron Saint of Christian mothers,
women in childbirth and of Canada.
Saint Joachim is the Patron Saint of fathers.
Collect for Saint Anne's day
Lord God of Israel, who bestowed such grace on
Anne and Joachim that their daughter Mary grew up
obedient to your word and made ready to be the mother of
your Son: help us to commit ourselves in all things to
your keeping and grant us the salvation you promised to
your people; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who
is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever.
St. Anne's, Boži Dar, Czech Republic