Anna a prophetess
Anna a very devoted old lady who lives in the Temple, and spends her days in fasting and prayer.
Anna like a lot of Jews were waiting for the arrival of the Messiah
She said this baby was the Messiah that every one was waiting for.
In Hebrew Anna means favor or grace.
Anna the prophetess
36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.