The marriage of Mary and St. She was saying, "Come out, and then I will close the door. That love, outside of both of you, and which is more than the addition of your two loves, is the love of God. But there are also marriages wherein, after a unity of the flesh, couples have mutually pledged to God a sacrifice of the thrill of unity in the flesh for the sake of the greater ecstasies of the spirit. So then here likewise, it uses the word "till," to make certain what was before the birth, but as to what follows, it leaves thee to make the inference. John Chrysostom and Jerome
Would any young woman, a day before her wedding, be surprised to hear that she would soon conceive a child? I think often people, even consecrated virgins, think of it as analogous. But as regards Victorinus, I assert what has already been proven from the gospel—that he [Victorinus] spoke of the brethren of the Lord not as being sons of Mary but brethren in the sense I have explained, that is to say, brethren in point of kinship, not by nature. I think it's silly to suggest that Mary was ignorant of how babies come into the world. I have concluded that the materials presented in this work are free of doctrinal or moral errors. For example, all Catholics are required to attend Mass at least once a week whether or not they find it emotionally fulfilling, and they can benefit spiritually from the reception of the Sacraments regardless of whether or not they feel any sensible consolation in them. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
Sponsa Christi: How Do I Make a Private Vow?
From what I have seen in some consecrated virgins around the globe and in history , this consecration seems to create a new gift or talents through the work of the Holy Spirit based on the needs of the church. Do you not speak of "Our love" as something distinct from the love of each one of you? However, on a theological and canonical level, reception of the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity is very different from the profession of a private vow. We do not know exactly when she revealed the fact, but it is likely that it was done shortly after the Resurrection. Might I not array against you the whole series of ancient writers?
As for your other proofs, I find your interpretations satisfying. Thus your interpretation is very strained. If y'all think it odd that Mary took a vow of perpetual virginity, what would y'all think upon reading that Mary was surrendered to be brought up in the Temple when she was three and that at the age of three Mary began to get-up and pray every midnight -Matins for Mary: Instead of being a man incapable of loving, he must have been on fire with love. In some instances, in might be possible and desirable to make a private vow right before or right after a Mass. Thus, natural marriage is a concession to human weakness and lust -- though, of course, I refer to the time after the Fall; since, in itself and in Christ marriage has been elevated to a sign of the union of Christ and his Church.