About the Institutions
St. Ann holds a prominent place among the saints of the Old Testament. She was chosen among the women of the whole world to be the Mother of the most blessed Virgin Mary and the grand mother of the Incarnate word. Her virtues and her holiness have raised her to the veneration of her life. The Holy Scripture keeps a mysterious silence over her life. The Roman Meenologium remembers her on the 26th of July.St. Ann descended from the royal family of king David. She was brought up in the fear of the Lord, and served him joyfully. On coming of age, she was married to Joachim, a man of the tribe of Judah. “Godliness”writes St. John Damascene, “Was the soul of their home; love, the tie oftheir hearts; devotion their rest; and diligence their order and help.”Their mutual life was edifying.