Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Monday, December 07, 2015
Elements that paved the way for Christian virginity
* December 7 – Vigil of the Immaculate Conception
* Elements that paved the way for Christian virginity
Mary, even though a woman's infertility was considered shameful among
the Jews, many elements were paving the way for Christian virginity. For
example, the great importance attributed to a bride’s virginity. It is
also apparent in the context of the Promise and the Covenant. But in
Mary, virginity knew its true measure—Mary is the only woman in the New
Testament who is given the title of virgin (Lk 1:27; Mt 1:23).
It is important
to examine in turn two facts that can appear independent but are
corollaries of each other—Mary’s virginal conception (Lk 1:35) and her
perpetual virginity (Lk 1:34).
In this regard,
we must distinguish the Immaculate Conception from the virgin birth. The
first refers to the fact that Mary was conceived without sin, the
second consists in the fact that Mary conceived Jesus of the Holy
Spirit, and gave birth to him, while keeping her virginity.