Saint Anne was the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1650, sailors off the coast of Quebec were caught in a storm and promised Saint Anne sanctuary if they arrived safely at shore. The sailors did arrive safely and built a shrine in Beaupre in honor of Saint Anne. Saint Anne is the patron saint of housewives, infertility, grandparents, pregnant women, seamstresses and cabinet makers. The beautiful Saint Anne statue by Jeweled Cross is made of fine pewter and is the perfect addition to any home. The piece is affordable and makes an excellent gift.