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Saint Joachim

Joachim, Saint (jōˈəkĭm) [key], in tradition, the father of the Virgin and husband of St. Anne; there is no mention of him in the Bible. His cult is ancient in the East, but modern in the western Church. Feast: Aug. 16.

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