The illegitimate daughter of an Argentinian priest and an Irish missionary, Anna was worshiped at a young age because of her telekinesis and ability to heal the sick and the sad.
Saint Anna was created by Mike Allred and Peter Milligan and first appeared in X-Force issue 117 (2001).
Major Story Arcs
Joining X-Force with a Death
Anna was recruited into the second incarnation of X-Force (later renamed X-Statix) after they had lost several members during their previous mission. Tragically, Anna was gunned down by soldiers during her first mission.
As she was dying, Anna made Orphan promise to find her father, a man she had never met. He agreed and upon dying she turned into dust, which he then inhaled. Orphan tracked down Anna's father and then sneezed, covering him in Anna's dust, which caused him to experience her memories and personality. He thanked Orphan for giving him the opportunity to get to know Anna.