Divine motherhood by Ambrose of Milan

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“Come then, O Eve, who now are called Mary; you not only received an incentive to virginity but also gave us God.”

Ambrose of Milan, De institutione virginis 33; PL 16, 328.

Many church fathers contrasted Eve with Mary; here, St. Ambrose uses them as parallel. Virgin Mary is the new Eve, that is the Mother of God.

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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.

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