St. Ann Celebrates Feast Day on February 14

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Thursday, 14 February 2008 Written by Kimone Joseph. Photography by Andre McAulay

St. Anne’s House celebrated its feast day on February 14 with a grand assembly under the theme “St. Anne’s love for Jesus: Jesus’ love for us.” Mistresses of ceremony for the occasion were Mrs. Nicole Christian-Durand and Miss Amanda Dejean who are both alumnae and former officials of St. Anne’s House.

The name Anne means gracious and loving,” said Dejean. “St. Anne is one of the most popular saints because she signifies love, grace and virtue and because of her close relationship with the holiest persons: Jesus and Mary.”


As part of the prayerful assembly, students and staff members of the house sang, played musical instruments, danced and dramatized.

A few other alumnae attended the assembly and were presented with red ribbons.

It is fitting that the feast of the grandmother of Jesus would be celebrated on Valentine’s Day. As part of the ceremony, students, staff and alumnae were treated to the story of St. Valentine who is considered by many to be the patron saint of lovers.

St. Anne is the patroness of married women and women in labour. For childless couples, she is seen as a special aid in obtaining children. The gentle grandmother of our Lord is invoked as one of the greatest helpers for various needs of body and soul.

Convent High School continues to invite past students to join their houses this year as we celebrate each feast in a grand way as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations.

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