Did St Anne have any siblings?
One particular birth that indirectly relates to Anne is that of the “Immaculate Conception,” which is the belief that Mary herself was born without original sin and was perfectly holy and spotless before God. This was made official church dogma in the middle of the 19th century, although Protestant denominations deny this belief.
In the Gospel of James, which is part of the Apocrypha, you will find the story of Saint Anne. She and her husband Joachim were unable to conceive a child, even though they tried to do so and really wanted a baby.
Each of her marriages produced a daughter named Mary (Virgin Mary), Mary of Clopas, and Mary Salome, respectively. In the fifteenth century, Johann Eck, a Catholic cleric stated that Anne’s parents were named Emerentia and Stollanus. Her sister was Sobe; she was the mother of Elizabeth.
Born in c. 50 BC, possibly as Hannah from the House of David, she is believed to have birthed Mother Mary from Immaculate Conception. Saint Anne, however, later became the subject of a controversy that questioned her virginity.
The Virgin was first cousin of her husband, Joseph. Her father, Eli, and Joseph’s father, Jacob, were brothers. They had a daughter identified as “the other Mary” to distinguish her from her half-sister, the Virgin.
Who was St Ann’s husband?
What is Mary’s genealogy?
Are St Ann and St Anne the same person?