Saint Anne and Saint Joachim are the parents of the Virgin Mary. Their names are not mentioned in the Bible, but their names are based on a Tradition that is found in the writings known as Apocrypha. However, they had a crucial role in God’s plan of salvation for humankind.
These two saints are generally viewed in relation to grandparents in particular and the elderly in general.
Saint Anne and Saint Joachim are Mary’s parents and Jesus’s grandparents! They used to pray a lot and they were a very lovely family, so much so that God sent them Mary, she who was destined to be Jesus’ loving mother.
These two characters are therefore viewed in relation to the grandparents’ love towards their grandchildren, and vice-versa.