How Do You Find Information on the Life of St. Anne?

How Do You Find Information on the Life of St. Anne?

How Do You Find Information on the Life of St. Anne?

Catholic Online provides information on five different saints named Anne. On the homepage, click on Saints and search for "Anne." For Saint Anne, the apocryphal mother of Mary, choose the result titled, “Sts. Joachim and Anne.”

There is no mention of the parents of Mary, mother of Jesus, in the canonical texts of the Bible or in the Qur’an. Yet, both revere her as a highly spiritual person. Most of the information about Saint Anne's life comes from the apocryphal text, Protoevangelium of James, also known as the Gospel of James. CatholicOnline.org includes some information on Saint Anne including her feast day and patronage.