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Saint Joachim


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

Representation man bringing a lamb to the altar and being turned away by the priest, greeting and/or kissing Saint Anne at the Golden Gate ,elderly man carrying a basket of doves, and a staff elderly man with the child Mary



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