This unique St. Anne patron saint medal was hand carved and cast in lead-free pewter by an American artisan from Mississippi. St. Anne is the Patron of Grandmothers. The Gospel of James tells that Anne and her husband, Joachim, were childless late into their lives, though they both desperately wanted a child. In desperation, Joachim went into the desert to fast and pray for a child while Anne, at home, bewailed her fate. One day, praying, she looked up to see an angel descending to tell her that she would conceive a child who would become famous throughout the world. Soon thereafter, Anne became pregnant and later gave birth to Mary, the mother of Jesus (the Immaculate Conception). Anne is the patron of grandmothers because she was the grandmother of Jesus of Nazareth. She is also the patron of those who struggle with infertility. This medal comes with a small saint card, making this great to give as a gift.