Mary's parents were quite old when she was conceived

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 17, 2007 | 0 comments

According to the Gospel of James, which, though not part of the New Testament, contains biographical material about Mary considered "plausible" by some Orthodox and Catholic Christians, she was the daughter of Joachim and Anna. Before Mary's conception, Anna had been barren, and her parents were quite old when she was conceived.

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