Did Jesus have Mary's blood?


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This might seem like an obvious question, but it has been something I have pondered here recently. I have heard it said that Jesus received his body and blood from his Mother Mary. However, if the blood saves, then how can Jesus have obtained his blood from His Mother since that would not be salvific because she was not divine but human.

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Dear Gene,

Even though Jesus received all this genetic inheritance from His mother, He did not receive His blood from her. The baby in the womb is completely separate from the mother. Often the child will have an entirely different blood type from the mother. His blood was solely His.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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