The Essenes weren't heretics. Some scholars believe Jesus himself was an Essene. Not a thing wrong with it.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote: Share, I haven't heard of this idea before. But I don't see anything wrong with Mary being an Essene, although it can't be proved conclusively. Here's an article that discusses this subject: http://korileefp.hubpages.com/hub/Historical-Perspective-on-the-Virgin-Mother-Mary http://korileefp.hubpages.com/hub/Historical-Perspective-on-the-Virgin-Mother-Mary ---In email@example.com, <sharelong60@...> wrote: Some time ago I read a fascinating book explaining that both Mary and her mother Ann were Essenes. I bet the Church, especially after St. Paul, didn't want THAT to be revealed!