Can you explain Mary's perpetual virginity?


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I am a strong devotion tothe blessed virgin mary. Is it true that she was not a virgin forever after giving birth to jesus? Please help me interpret these passages matthew 13:55-56 and matthew 12:46-47. Thank you for your kind response.


#2

The following links should assist you in better understanding Mary’s perpetual virginity. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
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