Virgin Mary full of the Holy Spirit by Jerome

“... With the exception of Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary herself, and a few others who heard from them how things stood, everyone thought that Jesus was the son of Joseph, so that even the evangelists, wishing to express the opinion of the people (which is the purpose of true history), called Joseph the Savior's father, as... Continue Reading →

Virgin Mary full of the Holy Spirit by Jerome

“Indeed how inferior they are, in terms of holiness, to blessed Mary, Mother of the Lord! She, aware of God dwelling in her, freely proclaims: "For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed!"(Lk I: 48)"Jerome, Contra Pelagianos 1, 16; PL 23, 533. Here St. Jerome talks Virgin Mary's holiness, he describes her as full... Continue Reading →

The Devil uses the same trick again by Jerome

“"Observe the cleverness of the ancient foe. He ferociously preyed upon the substance of the just man [Job]. . .. He left him nothing but his tongue and his wife, so that one tempted him while the other blasphemed. The devil remembered the old trick by which he had once ensnared Adam through the woman... Continue Reading →

Virgin Mary in Psalms & Song of Songs by Jerome

St. Jerome sees Virgin Mary in these two poetic verses in the Bible. He sees her as the fruit, or increase, and the rose, or flower. "Then the Earth shall yield her increase:God, our iwn God, shall bless us." Psalms 67:6 "I am the rose of Sharon,And the lily of the valleys." Song of Songs 2:1 “Do you... Continue Reading →

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