Virgin Mary in Psalms & Song of Songs by Jerome

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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 want to know what this fruit is? It is the virgin from the Virgin, the Lord from the handmaid, God from a human creature, the Son from a mother, the fruit from the earth.”

Jerome, Tractatus de Psalmo 66; CCL 78, 38.

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 in 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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