Virgin Mary going out by Ambrose of Milan

“She never went out of the house except to go to the synagogue, and even then she was accompanied by her parents or relatives. Committed to staying hidden inside her house, she never showed herself in public without being guarded by a trustworthy companion, Her best guardian, however, was always herself. Her conduct and her works commanded respect, she never raised her foot off the ground without taking a step on the path of virtue.”

Ambrose of Milan, De virginibus 2, 6-16; PL 16, 220-22

If you are interested in more quotes on Virgin Mary, you can find them in Mary and the Fathers of the Church on Amazon in both in Kindle and paperback formats.


Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.

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