The original of this medal came from France. It shows St Anne holding the Virgin Mary as a small child. She has her finger raised to show she is instructing her The inscription reads in French “Sainte Anne de Beaupre PPN” (St Anne of Beaupre Pray for Us). Beaupre is a town in Quebec, Canada.
St Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Although they are not mentioned in the Bible, Catholic tradition states that Anne and her husband Joaquim had a difficult time conceiving a child. Like several old testament mothers, Anne was visited by an angel who told her that they would have a baby. She then promised to dedicate her child to God. In fulfillment of that vow, her daughter, Mary, was dedicated to the Lord in the temple in Jerusalem at age 3. Images of St Anne traditionally show her teaching Mary since there is a tradition that Mary was an educated young woman.
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA
St Anne is the patron of mothers,
women who want to be mothers
people who want children
Size: 1 inch excluding the bail
Material: Sterling silver.