Skip to product information
1 of 4




Regular price $105.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $105.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Sterling Silver and Bronze charms are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Please be aware that the Gold veves are made to order and will generally take 3 to 5 weeks production time before shipment.

Grann St Anne Charitable is the patron saint of Anse à Foleur, Haiti. 

This Black Water Siren Studio exclusive is an meticulous representation of Grann St Anne Charitable, completely hand carved, then cast in a solid metal of your choice, oxidized to bring out the detail, and polished to a high shine. Durable and hefty, a little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick, this is an enduring piece of art that will stand the test of time and become a family heirloom for generations.

Comes with a sturdy jump ring bail to attach to a chain or add to a charm bracelet. This does not include a chain. Please check the accessories collection if you would like a chain to go with it.

Charm itself measures 1″ wide by  1.5″ tall (2.5cm x 4.0cm), or 1.75″ tall with bail ring. A little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick.

In July, hundreds of pilgrims will make their way to an isolated town in the northwest of Haiti, called Anse-à-Foleur or Ansafolè. The journey celebrates a black saint known as Grann Sainte Anne Charitable in her European Catholic form and Ti Saint Anne in Voodoo form. 

People in search of healing, justice, and prosperity – both Haitians and outsiders – take part in the pilgrimage. This pilgrimage, like other Haitian pilgrimages, brings together Catholic and African practices.

The pilgrimage site was created in the early 20th century. According to local lore, a group of people on their way to the Dominican Republic came across a dark doll-like idol in a strait of water.

The travelers carried the idol to Ansafolè, but discarded it there, finding it of no particular value. However, the story goes, the idol reappeared miraculously in the strait where she was initially found.

Not long after, the idol appeared in the dreams of the locals. One local in particular, a businessman named Dédé Mezina, created a space where people would come visit her for a few Haitian gourds. As the idol’s popularity grew, she came to be worshipped as a saint. Her fame spread as more miracles were attributed to her. Among those was one where she was credited for freeing a rich shipowner who had visited her from prison.

The shipowner built a two-story church in the saint’s honor in the 1930s. Today, this church is the site of the pilgrimage as well as the idol’s resting place. The town itself has come to be associated with the saint. Testimonies of the saint’s miracles filled the small prayer houses near the church. Most of all, people believe in her power of healing. 

The Black Water Siren Studio rendering of this veve symbol is exclusively our own copyrighted design. Any imitation of our design shown here that is seen or sold elsewhere other than through Black Water Siren Studio is counterfeit, a violation of copyright law, and should be reported.

Gold price is based on $1835/oz (12-27-22) and is subject to change without notice based on daily market value.

View full details