Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary. That means she was the mother of the mother of Jesus Christ. Her name means grace, and she had many special graces from God.
She lived with her husband Joachim, in Nazareth. For a long time they had no children, even though Anne wanted a child very much. She thought God was punishing her. She prayed to God and begged Him to let her have a child. He heard her prayers. Even though Anne was too old to have children, she had a daughter and called her Mary.
Anne loved Mary with all her heart and took very good care of her. She sent Mary to school to learn and serve in the Temple. She had promised to give her child to God. Then, when Mary returned to Nazareth, an Angel appeared to her and told her that she was going to be the Mother of Jesus.