Our Patron Saint
The Father of the Blessed Virgin.
Joachim (whose name means Yahweh prepares) is venerated by the Church as the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although not mentioned in Sacred Scripture, tradition hails him and Saint Anne as the father and mother of the Mother of God based upon very early testimonies. Little else is known about the details of his life apart from what is found in the apocryphal literature.