St Anne

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Mother of the BVM. Her name (not found in the Bible) and the legend of her life occur in the Protevangelium of James (2nd cent.). Her cult developed in the Middle Ages and was an object of attack by M. Luther and other Reformers. Feast day in the W., 26 July; in the E., 25 July.

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