The perpetual Virginity of Mary is a dogma of Faith, unfortunately put into discussion so many times in these recent years. The catastrophic effect of this attempt to obscure it in order to also overcome the modern taboo of chastity is a general identity crisis that affects the whole Church. Mary's Virginity is the form of Christianity because She has moulded in her womb Christ and with Him also the Mystical Body. There is a hierarchy to respect: first Christ's virginity with Mary's, then religious consecrated life, celibacy and widowhood, and finally marriage. Mary's Virginity set the example of sponsality with the Lord and of martyrdom - two key aspects of early Christianity.
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