|Masaccio, Madonna and Child with St. Anne|
Florence, Uffizi Gallery
During this ten-day period in 2011, I posted a series of essays on the iconography of St. Anne. The list of topics is shown below. I refer readers to them. I've updated some with additional images, as I've found them during the past year.
1. Introduction, Background of Joachim and Anne plus Annunciation of Mary's Birth
2. The Meeting of Anne and Joachim at the Golden Gate
3. Birth of Mary
4. Presentation of Mary in the Temple
5. St. Anne as Teacher (Education of the Virgin Mary)
6. Anne, Root of the Tree of Salvation (the Anna selbdritt image)
7. St. Anne, Grandmother
8. St. Anne, Matriarch of the Holy Kindred
9. St. Anne in the Communion of Saints
10. St. Anne, Patron and Intercessor
In the meantime, you may want to join in the daily prayer to St. Anne, recited during each day of the novena.
|St. Anne and Mary|
Shrine of St. Anne
New York, St. Jean Baptiste Church
Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue. Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see my God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Amen."
© M. Duffy, 2012