Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Mary was the temple of God not God of the temple
The role of the church like that of Mary, is to conceive and bring new children into the world. Ambrose (Expos. in Lc. 2.7)
Mary was the temple of God not God of the temple. Ambrose (Sp. Sanct. 3.80)
Mary believed and what she believed was done in her; let us too believe that what was done in er might benefit us. Augustine (Serm. 215.4)
“Mary is more blessed for grasping faith in Christ than for conceiving his flesh; the maternal relationship would not have profited Mary had she not borne Christ in her heart more happily than in her womb.” Augustine (Sanct. Virg. 3.3)
All cited in Ferguson, Encyclopedia of Early Christianity.