St. Anne is the great model of all in the married state and of those otherwise charged with the education of children. Great was her honor in being the mother of the Mother of God and in giving to a lost world the Advocate of Mercy. Sublime was her office in instructing this blessed child in virtue and holiness. St. Anne herself was a vessel of grace, not in name only, but in the possession of those gifts with which God had endowed her to be the worthy mother of the Virgin Mary. Her motherly care for the Blessed Virgin was the means of St. Anne's sanctification. Because of this she receives and will receive a special glory in the Church to the end of ages.