Mary's Perpetual Virginity and the Virgin Birth


#1

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.


#2

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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