St. Joachim and St. Anne are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They were holy but they did not have any children for a long time. God chose them to be the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and they promised to consecrate her to God in thanksgiving. St. Joachim and St. Anne presented the 3-year old Mary to God at the Temple and she remained there until her youth, all the time God preparing her to be the Mother of Jesus! This feast is commemorated on 21 November.