The doors were locked by Jerome

“ Do you want to know how he was born of a Virgin and how, after his birth, his Mother remained a virgin? The doors were locked, yet Jesus entered. There is no doubt that the doors were locked. He who entered through the locked doors was not a phantasm or a ghost but a true body. For what did he say? “Look at me and see that a ghost does not have flesh and bones as I do” (Lk 24:30).”

Jerome, “Homilia in Joannem 1, 1-14; CCL 78, 521.

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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