New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Joachim

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Joachim with Saint Anne and the Blessed Virgin Mary; date and artist unknown; Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Macon Georgia; photographed in the summer of 2003 by the authorDerivation

  • Hebrew: the Lord will judge


Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tradition holds that Saint Joachim and Saint Anne were the parents of the Blessed Virgin, although nothing is known of them, except that they lived in Galilee, and later in Jerusalem, where their traditional tomb was rediscovered in 1889. Feast, Roman Calendar, 16 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Joachim”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2016. Web. 26 February 2021. <>