Statue of Saint Anne

Glorified in heaven, Saint Anne is prayed to on earth and in this shrine. At the foot of this statue all human miseries are met. We come here, like we would come to a good grandmother, assured of being well received.

The First Statue of Saint Anne

Behind the great statue where pilgrims and visitors kneel and implore Good Saint Anne, we find the consecrated chapel of Saint Anne.This is where a relic of Saint Anne is exhibited, which was given to the Shrine by Pope John XXIII. The great mosaic of this chapel evokes her role as protector of those who are small and humble and all those who suffer.

During the vigil of the Feast of Saint Anne celebrated in 2013, the first statue of Saint Anne brought by Monsignor de Laval in 1662, and worshipped by pilgrims for centuries, was placed on the left, in front of the Saint Anne Chapel altar. Pilgrims and visitors can now admire it always and pray at the feet of this patrimonial statue.

TWO OTHER SHRINES DEDICATED TO SAINT ANNE

Finally, the two large windows of the transepts, the arms of the cross, are also dedicated to Saint Anne, evoking two large shrines, that of Sainte-Anne-D’Auray in Brittany and that of Sainte-Anne-de-Jerusalem.

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