Modesty goes with .. by Ambrose of Milan

“ What to say about the fact that, when she goes up to Jerusalem for the yearly solemnity of Passover, She is always accompanied by Joseph?
In the virgin, every virtue must alvays be accompanied by modesty. Modesty and virginity must be inseparable, becae by hout modesty there is no virginity. Therefore, even when going to the Temple, Mary does not go out without a guardian of her chastity.”

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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