Scripture never mentions the birth of Mary. Tradition, however, conveys that her parents were St. Anna and St.. Joachim. They were devout Jews. Despite his age did not have a child. In those days it was considered a punishment for the sins of their ancestors. That's why Anna and Joachim earnestly asked God for a child. God heard their pleas and reward for vested in him a boundless confidence meant that Anna gave birth to a daughter, Mary.