Saints Joachim and Anne – Feast Day – July 26 2023

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Saints Joachim and Anne are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of our Lord Jesus Christ.

They, however, are not mentioned in the Gospels.

The name Joachim means he whom Yahweh has set up.

Their feast day is celebrated on July 26 every year in the Catholic Church and Anglican Church, and September 9 in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Saint Joachim and Anne Biography
Saints Joachim and Anne - Feast Day - July 26
Saints Joachim and Anne – Feast Day – July 26 2023
Date of Birth 1st-century
Place of Birth Palestinian Territories in Asia
Profession Father and Mother of Mary Mother of Jesus
Feast Day July 26

Saints Joachim and Anne’s Life History

St Joachim

Joachim was a wealthy man and very God-fearing and used to give to the poor regularly. There is a story about Saints Joachim and Anne that their sacrifices at the temple used to be rejected because of their childlessness.

Their lack of a child was viewed as though they were rejected in heaven. But Joachim would go to the desert to do penance and fast for forty days.

One time they were promised a child when angels delivered that message to the couple.

St Anne

The story of St Anne has a similarity to that of Hannah, the mother of Samuel, who was also still childless in her old age.

Anne so much wanted to have a son but God had different plans and gave her a daughter. She named her Mary and dedicated her to the temple of the Lord just the same way Hannah dedicated Samuel to the temple.

St Joachim and Anne Feast Day

The first time the feast of Saint Joachim was included in the General Roman Calendar was in 1584 and put on March 20 just after the Feast of Saint Joseph.

It was transferred to the Sunday after the Octave of the Assumption of Mary in 1738. It was again transferred to August 16, just a day after the feast day of the Assumption of Mary.

In 1969 the feast day of St Joachim and the feast day of St Anne were joined together to be celebrated on July 26 as the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne.

Saint Joachim and Anne are the Patron Saints of

Saint Anne

  • Sainte Anne d’Auray in Brittany, France
  • Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec, Canada
  • The Church of Saint Anne in Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park
  • Women who want to be pregnant
  • Women in labor
  • Unmarried women
  • Sailors and a protector from storms
  • Horseback riders
  • The Mi’kmaq people of Canada
  • Santa Ana, California
  • Santa Ana and Jucuarán, El Salvador
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Norwich, Connecticut
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Chinandega, Nicaragua
  • Castelbuono, Sicily
  • Brittany, France
  • Berlin, New Hampshire
  • Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
  • Taos, New Mexico
  • Seama, New Mexico
  • Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
  • Tudela, Spain
  • Marsaskala, Malta
  • Fasnia, Spain
  • Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
  • Town of Santa Ana Province of Pampanga, Philippines
  • Taguig City, Philippines
  • Santa Ana, Philippines
  • Saint Anne Shrine, Philippines
  • Quezon, Philippines
  • Pagbilao, Philippines
  • Malinao, Philippines
  • Malicboy, Philippines
  • Hagonoy, Philippines
  • Albay, Philippines
  • Santana, Brazil
  • Saint Anne, Illinois
  • Sainte Anne Island, Seychelles
  • Praslin Island, Seychelles
  • Baie Sainte Anne, Seychelles
  • South Vietnam
  • Port Klang, Malaysia
  • Kľúčové, Slovakia
  • Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

Saint Joachim

  • Adjuntas
  • Puerto Rico
  • Fathers
  • Grandparents
  • Fasnia (Tenerife)
  • Married couples
  • Cabinet makers
  • Linen traders.

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