An angel appeared to Anne, the wife of Joachim, who was childless and advanced in years. She was told that, “Anne, thy Lord hath heard thy prayer and thou shalt conceive and bring forth, and t hy seed shall be spoken of in all the world.” And thus Anne became mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This cross is inspired by a wrought iron design before the alter of St. Anne in the Basilica os Sacre Coeur atop Montmatre in Paris, France. St. Anne is the patroness of house-wives and women in labor. A special alter at the Sacre Coeur id dedictaed to women and children at risk in occupied France in WWII.