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Saint Of The Month: St Anne

Our Saint for the month of March is St Anne. She was born in 50 BC and is the beloved mother of our Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, and therefore the grandmother of Jesus Christ.

St Anne was born from the House of David, the line which was prophesised to give birth to Christ. In Hebrew, her name was quite possibly Hannah, as Anne is the Greek derivative of the name Hannah.

St Anne was born in Bethlehem in Judaea. She married Joachim, and, although they shared a wealthy and devout life in Nazareth, they eventually lamented their childlessness. Then one day an angel appeared to St Anne and said that they would have a baby. She was overjoyed, and she promised that she would dedicate this baby’s life to the service of God.

St Anne’s example of faith and trust in the Lord impacted her daughter Mary in a great way. St Anne has been honoured throughout the ages for her dedication to raising Mary to be a woman fully devoted to God.

At Sancta Maria College we have six blocks of classrooms: A block, B block, C block, D block, T block and F block. Each of these is named after different saints. Guess who A block is named after? A block is named after St Anne! St Anne is a very special person and she means a lot to Sancta Maria College.

St Anne is a very special saint: spiritual, kind, loving, there are many words which describe how wonderful she is. St Anne is the patron saint of married women and childless couples.

St Anne is our saint of the month and she is very special to us.

Akshita Ann Joby