Saints related to Patron-of-grandparents

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  • St. Anne
    St. Anne, or Ann, is the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. She was married to St. Joachim and according to tradition, the holy couple was childless for many years, before they received the Blessed Virgin Mary in answer to their prayers.
  • St. Joachim
    St. Joachim is the father of Blessed Virgin Mary, the grandfather of Jesus. According to tradition,after having prayed for years to be blessed with a child, St. Joachim and St. Anne made a heroic sacrifice and dedicated their only child to the temple at age three.