Saint Anna the Prophetess



Jewish, the daughter of Phanuel, tribe of Aser. Married at age fourteen; widowed at twenty-one. At age 72 she was charged with the care of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Temple from her presentation there at age three until her betrothal to Saint Joseph. She was in attendance at the Temple when Jesus was presented. Having all her life believed in the prophecies of the Old Testament, she was the only woman in the Temple to greet Jesus.


  • 1st century BC



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Anna the Prophetess“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 September 2008. Web. 5 October 2015. <>