Mary's Perpetual Virginity and the Virgin Birth


Does the dogma of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s perpetual virginity include the concept of Christ’s birth being miraculous? I think some of the Church Fathers believed that Jesus was born miraculously. That is, He was brought forth from Mary’s womb in such a way as to keep her hymen intact. Does the dogma include this, or is it open to speculation? Thanks for your consideration.


Mary’s virginity, including bodily integrity, was preserved before, during, and after the birth of Christ. The original Catholic Encyclopedia article “Virginity” discusses this in more detail.

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