Patron of mothers, grandparents, childless people, and Canada
For many years Anne of Nazareth and her husband Joachim could not have children. They prayed that God would bless them with a child and promised that if he did, they would dedicate their child to the service of God. God did grant them one child, Mary. Mary was raised by Anne and Joachim to be virtuous and kind and went on to accept a call from heaven and become the Mother of Jesus.