“What was the reason for the Incarnation? It has to be this: the flesh that had sinned had to be redeemed by the same flesh.”Ambrose of Milan, De Incarnationis dominicae sacramento 56; PL I6, 868.
St. Ambrose valued the motherhood of Mary within the mystery of salvation. In one of his sermons he comments on the verse:
“God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.”Galatians 4:4
“He is called “made” because of his birth from the Virgin. . . . He bore our flesh in his own flesh, bore in his body our weakness and curses, in order to nail them to the Cross.”Ambrose of Milan, Sermo contra Auscentium 25, passim; PL 10, 1015.
Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.