Saints Joaquin and Anne, are the parents of the Virgin Mary. They serve as role models for parents and both deserve to be honored and emulated for their devotion to God and Our Lady Mary, the Mother of God.
Two of our homes, one in Red Deer and one in Edmonton, chose St. Anne as their patron Saint. Part of the reason the staff chose St. Anne is because all the women working at the house provide motherly care for the people they serve. Besides basic care, they support their residents' goals and provide a motherly presence that helps them feel comfortable and happy.