Book of Saints – Anna


ANNA (Saint) Widow (September 1) (1st century) A prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser. After seven years of married life she consecrated her widowhood to the service of God in the Temple of Jerusalem, where she remained night and day in prayer and fasting. At the age of eighty-four she beheld the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:36-38). In the Greek Church she is honoured on February 3.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Anna”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 July 2012. Web. 28 November 2021. <>