Did Virgin Mary meditate? by Jerome

“What is the meaning of the words “she meditated”? It has to mean: she kept it in her heart, she made herself consider it. Someone explains it this way: she meditated in her own heart because she was holy and had read the Sacred Scriptures.”

Jerome, Homilia de nativitate Domini, PLS II,191

One of the Virtues of the Virgin Mary is Meditation. Meditation requires silence. The gospels do not mention a lot of words by Virgin Mary. Do you see silence and meditation as virtues? If so, why?

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 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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