Saint Anne, Mother of Mary Statue (Sainte Anne in French) – also known as Anna or Ann, from the Hebrew חַנָּה, Hannah (which means “favor” or “grace”) – was the wife of Saint Joachim, the mother of Mary, and so the grandmother of Jesus. Saint Anne is, in fact, the patron saint of grandparents, and especially of grandmothers. We celebrate Saint Anne’s feast day on July 26. This exquisite statuette of Saint Anne, Mother of Mary is a spectacular gift for a birthday, feast day, confirmation, and especially for that special “Anne” or that special grandmother in your life!
Saint Anne, Mother of Mary Statuette – An Authentic Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
This statuette of Saint Anne, Mother of Mary stands 9 inches tall, is composed of highly polished dolomite stone and resin, and has the gleam, heft and feel of a rare and priceless piece of ivory! A community of nuns create, form, and hand-finish each statuette in their monastery’s atelier in France. Each nun, a true contemplative in action, prayerfully completes a designated task necessary towards finishing each and every statuette of Saint Anne, Mother of Mary. Where, how, and by whom each piece is made shows us that this statuette is without a doubt ”culturally authentic” and an authentic labor of love, faith and hope!
Saint Anne – Mother of Mary, Grandmother of Jesus
Saint Anne is depicted here tenderly sheltering and comforting her daughter Mary. Mary’s “immaculate conception” did not mean that she did not need the loving attention, care, and comforting of her mother! Anne modeled for her daughter Mary what a truly good and holy mother is and does. Saint Anne’s own lived example helped Mary immeasurably to become the truly good and holy mother who then had such a profound influence on her own son, Jesus, the Savior of the world.