Saint Anne

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Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary, and the Baby Jesus, painted circa 1519 by Albrecht Dürer

Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary, is the patron saint of women who wish to become mothers, of pregnant women, women in labor, Christian mothers, grandmothers, and miners. She is recognized as a miracle worker who can be appealed to for healing infirmities of the body and spirit. Her feast day is July 26th.

Women who despair of becoming pregnant can petition Saint Anne to intercede for the successful conception of a healthy baby. Helpful in all family matters, she is also a wonderful saint to appeal to for assistance in finding not just a, but the, right husband. Saint Anne is particularly venerated in Germany; additionally, the Basilica of Saint Anne de Beaupre, located along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, is the site of many spontaneous physical healings attributed to the grandmother of Jesus Christ.

Saint Anne is often depicted as a woman of middle years, wearing a winple, who is instructing or embracing her daughter Mary; equally popular are portraits that present her as a loving grandmother, watching over the Holy Mother Mary, who in turn is casting adoring eyes on Baby Jesus. Hoodoo psychics, spirit workers, and root doctors who are adherents of the Catholic religion call upon Saint Anne for intercession in matters of Love Drawing, Romance, Marriage, Fidelity, and Reconciliation, as well as Blessing, Cleansing, Healing, and Tranquility.

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