How did Virgin Mary live? by Athanasius of Alexandria

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“Mary was a pure virgin … She loved to do good works .. She did not want to be seen by men but prayed to God to be her judge … She remained at home always, leading a sheltered life .. she gave generously to the needy what surplus she had earned by the work of her hands … She prayed to God as one person speaks to another … Her speech was reflective and her voice subdued .. she purposed to make some advances each day and did so … she did not worry about dying. She was even sad and sighed every day because she had not yet reached the gates of heaven.”

Athanasius, Letter to Virgins, in Le Musèon 42: 244-45

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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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