Our Patroness Saint Anne
St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary
and the Grandmother of Jesus Christ.
She and her husband were devoted to God. Their home
was Nazareth. Anne, the wife of Joachim was advanced in years. Her prayers for
a child had not been answered. Joachim was very sad and went up the mountain to
pray. Anne prayed to God in her home and begged him to give her child. Once as
she prayed beneath a laurel tree near her home in Galilee, an angel appeared
and said to her, “Anne, the Lord has looked upon your tears. You will give
birth to a daughter, and she will be honoured by all the world,” Anne replied,
“As the Lord my God wills; and she shall minister to Him in holy things
all the days of her life.”
And thus Anne became the mother of the Blessed
Virgin Mary. Anne offered her child to God in the service of the temple at a
very early age.
She is the patroness of housewives, women in
labour, cabinet makers and miners. Her emblem is a Door. St. Anne has been
frequently represented in Art, and the lovely face depicted by Leonardo da
Vinci comes first to mind in this connection. The name Anne is derived from the
Hebrew word Hannah, meaning “grace”.
God endowed her with special grace to be the mother
of the Mother of God. Her feast is celebrated on 26th July.
Our Congregation of Sisters of Charity of St. Anne
is called after her name. St. Anne is the patroness of our School.
Education at Saint Anne’s
St. Anne’s High School is run by the Congregation of Sisters of Charity of St. Anne.
It is a minority institution established in 1977 for the girls with English as its medium.
In the year 1984 the school opened Marathi Medium as its parallel section for the girls of the marginalized section of our society.
The English Medium and the Marathi Medium comprise of 10 standards.
In the X standard the girls are prepared for the Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) Examination of the Government of Maharashtra.
The school has total strength of 3277 students consisting of English Medium and Marathi Medium and a faculty of more than 100 Teaching and Non-Teaching staff.