Living in the Two Hearts

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Mary, Mother of God-Man, Jesus

Virginal-Birth of Jesus

The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary’s real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man. In fact, Christ’s birth “did not diminish his mother’s virginal integrity but sanctified it.” (LG§57)  And so the liturgy of the Church celebrates Mary as Aeiparthenos, the “Ever-virgin.” ~CCC§499

By his virginal conception, Jesus, the New Adam, ushers in the new birth of children adopted in the Holy Spirit through faith. “How can this be?” Participation in the divine life arises “not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” The acceptance of this life is virginal because it is entirely the Spirit’s gift to man. The spousal character of the human vocation in relation to God is fulfilled perfectly in Mary’s virginal motherhood. ~CCC§505

See especially : CCC§502-504, 506-507

See also:

The Immaculate Conception
Mary, Mother of God

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