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Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary

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In his work, Saint Jerome explores the topic of the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Mary, offering a thorough examination of biblical passages and historical references to support his argument. Jerome's writing is clear and concise, making complex theological concepts accessible to readers. He presents a compelling case for Mary's perpetual virginity, addressing common objections and providing thoughtful analysis. Overall, this book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Mary's role in Christian theology. Jerome's scholarly approach and unwavering devotion to the subject make this a compelling read for believers and scholars alike.

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St. Jerome composed this essay against Helvidius, who stated that because the gospels mentioned Christ as having “sisters” and “brethren” the Virgin Mary must have had more children from Joseph her husband. In response Jerome asserts three propositions against Helvidius:

1) That Joseph was only putatively, not really, the husband of Mary.
2) That the “brethren” of the Lord were his cousins, not his own brethren.
3) That virginity is better than the married state.
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