St. Joachim


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/26


Patron Of: Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, Fathers, Grandfathers, Grandparents

Also known as
    Heli

Memorial
    26 July

Profile
    Husband of Saint Anne, elderly father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Grandfather of Jesus Christ. Probably well off. Tradition says that while he was away from home, he and Anne each received a message from an angel that she was pregnant. Believed to have given Mary to the service of the Temple when the girl was three years old.

    Joachim is mentioned in neither historial or canonical writings. The information we have on Joachim derives mainly from the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James.

Born
    Galilean

Died
    the traditional tomb of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim was rediscovered in Jerusalem in 1889

Name Meaning
    Yahweh prepares

Patronage
    Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
    fathers
    grandfathers
    grandparents



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