to the New Testament, Mary was the
mother of Jesus of Nazareth, who at
the time of his conception was the
betrothed wife of Saint Joseph (cf.
Matt 1:18-20, Luke 1:35). According
to non-canonical works, her parents
were Saint Joachim and Saint Anne.
A theory says that her father's name
was Jacob, mentioned in the genealogy
of Matthew. According to the Gospel
of Luke, Mary, being a virgin at time,
learned from the angel Gabriel, a
divine messenger sent by God, that
she would conceive Jesus, "the
Son of God", through a miracle
of the Holy Spirit.