Church of St. Anne in Poljana
The inhabitants of Poljana and the surrounding villages eagerly await the 26th of July every year, so that they can again solemnly mark the day of this saint with a Holy Mass, a commemorative procession around the church and fellowship.
To St. Anne many direct their prayers. She represents the symbol of motherhood, is the patron saint of pregnant women and infants, mothers and widows, workers and housewives, educators and religious teachers. Engaged couples pray to St. Anne for a happy marriage. On her day everyone directs her their own prayer.
Christian art most commonly depicts St. Anne as an elderly woman who teaches her daughter Mary from the Bible. Such a statue is also found in the church of St. Anne. Mother Anne stands with Holy Scripture in her hand, and her daughter Mary listens closely to her teaching.
Prayers and invocations to St. Anne
O glorious St. Anne, you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer! Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present intention which I recommend to you in your special care.Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see my God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Amen