Joachim and Anne
Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
26 July NT
From the Satucket Lectionary
The Scriptures tell us nothing about the parents of the Virgin Mother, not even their names. An early but unreliable document, known as the Proto-Gospel (or Proto-Evangelion) of James, calls them Ann and Joachim, by which names they are customarily known. Our only real information about them, however, is an inference from the kind of daughter they reared.
by James Kiefer