St. Anne (Image courtesy of Donna Rathert)
Oralandar Brand-Williams, Detroit News staff writer
Saint Anne has been named the city's patron saint.
Detroit Catholic Archbishop Allen Vigneron announced that Saint Anne, the grandmother of Christ and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is now the patron saint for Detroiters.
"Saint Anne has been integral to the story and history of Detroit and the first Catholic presence in southeast Michigan," said Vigneron today. "I am happy to announce that Saint Anne has been, is and ever will be our patron saint."
A patron saint is viewed as an advocate or intercessor for a chosen place or activity.
Vigneron made the announcement at the end of a Mass on May 5 for the ordination of three new auxiliary Catholic bishops for the archdiocese. The three-hour long service was held at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Woodward Avenue.
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