FEAST DAY: July 26
DAY OF THE WEEK: Friday
CANDLE COLOR: Green
LEGEND: Husband of Saint Anne, elderly father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Grandfather of Jesus Christ. Probably well off. Tradition says that while he was away from home, he and Anne each received a message from an angel that she was pregnant. Believed to have given Mary to the service of the Temple when the girl was three years old. Joachim is mentioned in neither historical or canonical writings.
PETITION SAINT JOACHIM: to bring into your life a good and faithful husband or to keep your husband faithful
PATRONAGE: Adjuntas, Puerto Rico; fathers; grandfathers; grandparents
REPRESENTATION: man bringing a lamb to the altar and being turned away by the priest; greeting and/or kissing Saint Anne at the Golden Gate; elderly man carrying a basket of doves and a staff; elderly man with the child Mary