Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mary’s Virginity: Before, During and After Childbirth

by Father Peter Damian M. Fehlner, FI Under this general title, we inaugurate a series of reflections on the mystery of Mary’s perpetual virginity. Our interest is not only on what we confess in believing in this mystery, but on its implications for the life of the Church as an extension of the interior or [...]

Mary’s Faith – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by Father Stefano M. Manelli, FI Faith is the foundation of the spiritual life. Without this virtue, as the Letter to the Hebrews states, it is impossible to please God. While it is certainly true that Mary was indescribably great in virtue of Her Immaculate Conception and Divine Maternity, spiritual writers nevertheless talk of Her [...]

Mary, Virgo perpetua – On Mary’s Virginity after the Birth

By Fr Serafino M. Lanzetta, FI St. Paul proclaims that Jesus Christ is the “first-born of many brethren,” sons of Mary not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. Mary, in fact, was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ. The false notion that Mary might have had other biological [...]