Saint Ana

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Life of Saint Ane, mother of our blessed virgin Mary. This PowerPoint was created by a 4th grader. Please leave comments. Thank you!

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Saint Ana

  1. 1. Saint ANA<br />Ana Garcia<br />4th grade<br />
  2. 2. Anne (Hannah) as the mother of Mary. The daughter of Faqud, Hannah was childless until old age. She saw a bird feeding its young while sitting in the shade of a tree which made her want children of her own<br />Saint Ann was born in Bethlehem and married Joachim from Nazareth in Galilee<br />
  3. 3. Once as she prayed beneath a laurel tree near her home in Galilee, an angel appeared and said to her, &quot;Anne, the Lord hath heard thy prayer and thou shalt conceive and bring forth, and thy seed shall be spoken of in all the world.&quot; Anne replied, &quot;As the Lord my God liveth, if I beget either male or female, <br />
  4. 4. An angel appeared to assure Joachim he and Ann would be given a child they were to name Mary and dedicate to God.<br />The name &apos;Anne&apos; derives from Hebrew. &apos;Hannah&apos; meaning &apos;grace.<br />Since the Seventh Century the Greek and Russian Churches have celebrated feasts honoring St. Joachim and St. Ann.<br />
  5. 5. 15th century, a belief arose that Mary was born of Anne by virgin birth. Those believers included the 16th century mystic Valentine Weigel who claimed Anne conceived Mary by the power of the Holy spirit.<br />Anne is the patron saint of Quebec, Brittany, the Mi&apos;kmaq peoples, women in labor, and miners. Anne may be recognized by her depiction in red robe and green mantle, often holding a book.<br />
  6. 6. The iconographic subject of Joachim and Anne The Meeting at the Golden Gate fitted both views, and was a regular component of artistic cycles of the &quot;Life of the Virgin&quot;. The couple meet at the &quot;Golden Gate&quot; of Jerusalem and embrace.<br />The Birth of Mary, the Presentation of Mary and the Marriage of the Virgin were usual components of cycles of the Life of the Virgin in which Anne is normally shown.<br />
  7. 7. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Anne and her husband Joachim, after years of childlessness, were visited by an angel who told them that they would conceive a child. Anne promised to dedicate the child to God&apos;s service. Joachim and Anne are believed to have given Mary to the service of the Second Temple when the girl was three years old. <br />
  8. 8. The End!<br />

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