Virgin Mary, supernatural by Proclus of Constantinople

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Splendid and wonderful is the object of today’s celebration! Splendid, because it brought men the long-awaited salvation; wonderful, because the birth transcends the laws of nature. Certainly, a mother giving birth is not unknown to nature. But grace made the one who gave birth and kept her a virgin; it made her a mother without destroying her integrity.

Proclus of Constantinople, Homily 4, 1; PG 65, 708 C-709 B.

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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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