Santa Ana is Patroness of Grandmothers, Mother-Child Relationships and Housewives.
Santa Ana was the Virgin Mary's mother. She had great faith in her daughter Mary. She believed in Mary's immaculate conception supporting her throughout her pregnancy and life. In Brittany it is believed she appeared in a ship of light sailed by angels.
"Santa Ana, you were favored by God to be the grandmother of Jesus.
Your care and love of Mary must have been great. Guide me in my relationship
with my relationship with my children and grandchildren. May the deep and profound love I feel for them overcome and heal mistakes I have made with them."
Pocket - 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
About the Artist
Lynn Garlick started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. Her workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or ʻboard behind the alterʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs in response to the lack of Bibles and Icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings. The boards were hand hewed usually of ponderosa pine or tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today. Lynn paints her originals retablos on traditional pine boards carving and then paints them. To create her production work the images are mounted on baltic birch.