St Anne Healing Oil (Patron for Children)
St Anne Patron Children Grandmothers often the first to find out about a new baby and the first to hold a baby after his or her birth. My mom the first to see both Sunshine and Joey after their births, and my mother-in-law the first to visit Lily. It makes sense that Jesus’ grandmother, St. Anne, be a patron saint of pregnancy and childbirth as well as mothers and grandmothers.
St. Anne and her husband St. Joachim not mentioned in the Bible. Little known about this couple and their life with their daughter Mary. Church tradition holds that St. Anne an older woman when Mary was born (like her relative St. Elizabeth). Mary said to be their only child and dedicated to God at a young age, much like Samuel in the Old Testament.
Despite this, there is much we can learn from St. Anne. She serves as “a great model of virtue to all engaged in the married state, and charged with the education of children”. St. Anne raised the young woman whom, out of all the young women in Israel (or even the world at that time), God choose to be the mother of His Son. I often ask her to pray that I may raise children who was as eager to say “yes” to God as Mary was.