Ever Virgin St. Mary by Jerome

“ Holy Mary, blessed Mary, Mother and Virgin, virgin before giving birth and virgin after giving birth! I marvel that a virgin is born of a virgin and that after the virgin’s birth, his Mother remained a virgin.!”

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

Reading this from the perspective of Jesus saving the world makes complete sense. Again, Virgin Mary’s is the Mother of God. Jesus Christ would have been an ordinary man if it has been otherwise.

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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