Saints Anne and Joaquim
Grandparents are the story tellers! As Grandma Anne related to her grandchild Jesus the stories of their people, the Jews, did her heart tremble as she realized that this shoot of Jesse's tree would someday die for the salvation of the world? Jesus loved His Mother; it only stands to reason that Jesus, perfect Son, was also perfect Grandson and being Love itself loved His Grandmother. As Love never dies, that Love did not die, and you can see it in the faith of these hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who come to seek the intercession of Saint Anne, Grandma, knowing He listens and cares. A little background on Joachim and Anne. We know that he was privileged to offer sacrifice in the Temple, and that he was a generous giver to the Temple and to the poor. We also know that Joachim and Anne are related to Elizabeth and Zechariah, parents of Saint John the Baptist.
Come to Saint Anne de Beaupré in Quebec.
Study the lives of Sts. Anne & Joaquim,
and the childhood of Our Lady. Learn the tradition of Saint Anne and her importance to the people of Canada.
See her majestic Basilica, the original Church, the Holy Steps
and the Museum in honor of Saint Anne.