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Do we know how old the Blessed Mother was when she had Jesus?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It was my understanding(and its been many years so I could be off)that she was a younger teen.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:13 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • No one knows, we only know she was a young girl. My guess would be 15 to 17 years old.

    Answer by erdavh at 1:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • In that time period she would have been married between 13-15 so since she wasn't officially married yet, I would say she was on the younger side of that age gap. Most likely around 13 or so.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:51 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • No one knows for sure.  Based on an  early Christian text called the "Protoevangelium of James" she was pretty young by today's standards - between 12 and maybe 14.

    In the writing, when Mary was 3 she was dedicated to God and stayed in the temple.  When she was 12 the priests at the temple got to be worried that she would "defile" the temple (menstrating women were not allowed in the temple).  So an angel told one of them to and find a widower for her to marry and would protect her outside the temple and she could keep her vow of viriginity.  So Mary was bethroded to the widower Joseph and the Annunciation was apparently shortly after that.


    Answer by eringobrough at 1:59 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • ive always heard Mary was around 13.

    Answer by okmanders at 2:19 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

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    Answer by MamaK88 at 3:07 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • 13-15

    Answer by bonn777 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • she was around 13 or 14

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:56 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • I think 13-16

    Answer by bonham at 5:31 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

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