Anne was the mother of Mary and Jesus Christ's grandmother. Anne's sister was Sobe. The latter one was the mother of Elisabeth. Anne died when she was 80 years old.
The feast days of St. Anne (according to different calendars) are July 25, 26 and November 20.
St. Anne is the Saint Patron of many cities and countries including Spain, Canada and Brazil.
She is also the Patroness of (among others) married couples, childless people, miners, mothers, children, housewives, and grandparents.
Her attributes are a book, a door; she is also portrayed with Mary, Jesus and/or her husband Joachim.
Saint Anthony's real name was Fernando Martins de Bulhões. He was born in 1195 in Lisbon, Portugal. He chose monastery life and became a priest in 1219. In 1220 Fernando joined the Franciscans order and changed his given name to Anthony. He died in a monastery near Padua, at the age of 36, due to ergotism he had suffered from.
St. Anthony is the patron saint of many cities, lost things, children, miners, fishermen, married and engaged couples, the poor, pregnant women, missing persons and elderly people.
He is also the patron saint of minor animals, shipwrecks, and harvests.
The feast of St. Anthony was observed on June 13. The Saint's attributes are a book, a lily, a heart, a flame, fish, bread and a donkey.
Dymphna was born in the seventh century. She was a daughter of Damon, an Irish king (who was a pagan). Her mother was Christian. Dymphna was baptized in a secret as well. After the death of her mother, Damon was willing to marry Dymphna. The girl fled to Geel in Belgium to escape the marriage. Dymphna, supposedly, was the founder of a hospital in Geel. Since she did not want to come back to Ireland, king Damon had her killed.
The feast day of St Dymphna is on 15th May. She is the patron saint of the emotionally and nervously disturbed, victims of incest, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists. Her attributes are a crown, a sword, a lilly and a lamp.
On February 11 in 1858, a little country girl of the name Bernarde-Marie Soubirous experienced the first appearance of Our Lady in the grotto of Lourdes. Later, seventeen more such appearances occurred. They were witnessed by citizens of Lourdes who were resting in the grotto. During one of them, a miraculous water spring appeared in the place as well.