What do we know about Joseph, Mary, and the rest of Jesus’ relatives?
You may see pictures of Joseph, Mary, and a young Jesus on the feast of the Holy Family. What we do know of them has been treasured throughout the ages. Both Joseph and Mary came from the tribe of Judah and were distant descendants of King David. Tradition gives us the names of Mary’s parents – Anne and Joachim – and we venerate them as saints. Joseph was a carpenter, and he taught Jesus his trade. We know that St. Elizabeth was related to Mary, and we call St. John the Baptist Jesus’ “cousin.”
In the Bible, we also see references to Jesus’ “brothers and sisters.” Who were these people? The most likely theory rests