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How many children did Saint Anne have?

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November 02, 2016 12:43AM

St. Anne and her husband, Joachim, had at least one child - The Blessed Virgin Mary. We do not know if she had more. However, tradition says she may have had at least one other daughter, Mary of Cleophas. However, some sources feel that Mary of Cleophas was a sister-in-law of Mary and the wife of the brother of Saint Joseph. Since the language had no word for a sister-in-law, she was called a sister. Another tradition says that Anne was quite old when she conceived Mary and that Mary was her only child.