Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1, 2015

J.M.J. Both Jesus the Suffering Servant and his Ever-Virgin Mother were known for Their absolute purity as displayed in Their unparalleled virginity, faultless chastity and perfect continence.

Thanks to Patricia for submitting these two excerpts about Our Blessed Lady's Virginity from Concerning Virginity by Saint Ambrose (337-397), Bishop and Doctor.

1. Book II, Chapter II, 7

She was a virgin not only in body but also in mind, who stained the sincerity of its disposition by no guile, who was humble in heart, grave in speech, prudent in mind, sparing of words, studious in reading, resting her hope not on uncertain riches, but on the prayer of the poor, intent on work, modest in discourse; wont to seek not man but God as the judge of her thoughts, to injure no one, to have goodwill towards all, to rise up before her elders, not to envy her equals, to avoid boastfulness, to follow reason, to love virtue. 

2. Book II, Chapter II, 9

Mary attended to everything as though she were warned by many, and fulfilled every obligation of virtue as though she were teaching rather than learning.

Mother inviolate, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Guardian of virgins, pray for us.

Saint Ambrose, Defender of Our Lady's Perpetual Virginity, pray for us.

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