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Anne, Saint
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I. Church History – II. Art History

I. Church History

The mother of Mary, mother of Jesus, and spouse of Joachim. Her name (= Heb. “grace”) is given first in the Protevangelium. The text was read throughout the Middle Ages and at Marian feasts. After 1450, this birth legend was linked with the concept of a trinubium of the saints. Characteristically, The Lives of the Saints supplied Anne with her own birth story and described her as a matron who bore each of her three husbands a daughter Mary, who in t…

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Dörfler-Dierken, Angelika and Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, “Anne, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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