Mary’s simple faith by Ambrose of Milan

"She does not appear to have doubted the event but asked how it would take place. Clearly, if she asked how it would happen, she must have believed in its fulfillment. Thus she merited to hear the words, "Blessed are you, because you have believed" (Lk 1:45). Yes, truly blessed for having surpassed the priest... Continue Reading →

Mary an advocate for Eve by Irenaeus of Lyon

"Eve was seduced by the word of the [fallen] angel and transgressed God's word so that she fled from Him. In the same way, [Mary] was evangelised by the word of an angel and obeyed God's word, so that she carried Him [within her]. And while the former was seduced into disobeying God, the latter was persuaded to obey... Continue Reading →

Recapitulation in Christ by Irenaeus of Lyon

"When [The Son of God] took flesh and became man, He recapitulated in Himself the long history of men, procuring for us the reward of salvation so that in Christ Jesus we might recover what we had lost in Adam,  namely, the image and likeness of God. For since it was not possible for man, once wounded and broken... Continue Reading →

True life in death by Ignatius of Antioch

"There is only one Physician, having both flesh and spirit, born and unborn, God becomes man, true life in death, from Mary and from God, first passible and then impassible - Jesus Christ our Lord." Ignatius of Antioch, To the Ephesians  7,2 "For our God Jesus Christ, according to God's economy, was conceived by Mary of... Continue Reading →

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