Oil Dedicated to St Anne 9
St Anne Patron Sterility according to Christian apocryphal and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne the mother of Mary and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. Mary’s mother not named in the canonical gospels. In writing, Anne’s name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James (written perhaps around 150) seems to be the earliest that mentions them. The mother of Mary is mentioned but not named in the Quran.
The story similar to that of the of Samuel, whose mother Hannah (Hebrew: חַנָּה Ḥannāh “favour, grace”; etymologically the same name as Anne) had also been childless. The Immaculate Conception eventually made dogma by the Catholic Church following an increased devotion to Anne in the 12th century. Dedications to Anne in Eastern Christianity occur as early as the 6th century. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Anne and Joachim ascribed the title Ancestors of God, and both the Nativity of Mary and the Presentation of Mary celebrated as two of the twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Dormition of Anne also a minor feast in Eastern Christianity. In Lutheran Protestantism, held that Martin Luther chose to enter religious life as an Augustinian friar after invoking St. Anne while endangered by lightning.