Feast day July 26th
According to French tradition, Mary Magdalene, Lazarus, his sister
Martha and other friends crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Marseilles,
France to spread the word of Jesus' death and resurrection. Mary
Magdalene is said to have brought St. Ann's remains with them.
The legend says St. Auspice buried Saint Ann's body in a cave
(under the present church of St. Mary in Apt). When barbarians
invaded the cave it was filled with debris and forgotten until
it was dug out by minors six hundred years later during the reign
of Charlemagne. Sailors and minors of France were very devoted
to St. Ann. Their devotion spread throughout Europe and eventually
to the New World.
It is said that St. Ann patron saint's relics were brought to
Constantinople around 710 and remained in the church of St. Sophia
until 1333. The head of St. Ann was stolen in 1510 and taken to
Duren in Rheinland.
St. Ann is the Patron Saint of of Brittany with a miraculous picture
venerated at Notre Dame d'Auray, Diocese of Vannes.
In Canada, she is the principal patron of the province of Quebec.
Her feast day is celebrated at the shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre.
St. Anne is the Patron Saint of housewives, pregnant women, especially
those in labor, cabinet makers and minors.
She is frequently represented in art. Leonardo Da Vinci, perhaps,
painted the most memorable replica of St. Ann with the Virgin
Mary holding the infant Jesus in1500.
A shrine to St. Ann was built near Quebec, Canada in 1658.
In 1905 the Passionists Priests and Brothers (of America) built
a monastery in the mining area of Scranton, Pennsylvania over
a coal mine. They dedicated their foundation to St. Ann. On Aug
15, 1911 the monastery was severely damaged by severe mine subsidence.
The Passionists were forced to leave the monastery for a short
time until repairs were made. On July 28, 1913 the monastery was
against disturbed. It, in fact, began to slide down the hill.
Immediate prayers asking for St. Ann's intercession were made
and the next day it was discovered the 'slide' had settled beneath
St Ann's Monastery Church was dedicated on April 2, 1929. Weekly
novenas are made to St. Ann on every Monday. More than 10,000
attend the annual ten day St. Ann's Solemn Novena beginning July
17 and ending in her feast day July 26th.
Whose Patron is St. Anne?
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
Boschi Sant'Anna, Italy
Saint Anne the patron saint of cabinetmakers
Ann the patron saint of Carpenters
Castelletto d'Erro, Italy
Detroit, Michigan, archdiocese of
Saint Anne the patron Saint of Grandmothers
Saint Ann patron saint of grandparents
Anne the patron saint of homemakers
St. Ann the patron saint of housewives
Anne patron saint of Mothers
Norwich, Connecticut, diocese of
Nueva Valencia, Philippines
St Anne the patron of pregnancy
St. Ann patron saint of pregnant women
Santa Ana Indian Pueblo Riders
San Joaquin, Philippines
Taos, New Mexico
Saint Anne patron saint of women in labor
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