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Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry (Second Edition)

Chapter 6: Mary: Perpetual Virginity


Mary: Perpetual Virginity

Film Focus: Edward Sri continues his discussion of Mary by explaining the dogma of Mary’s perpetual virginity while visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Text Focus: Pages 202, 231

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can Catholics believe that Mary was a virgin throughout her life?
  2. Why is it important to believe in Mary’s perpetual virginity?
  3. Which evidence for Mary’s perpetual virginity from Scripture do you find most compelling?
  4. On the divine level, why do you think it was fitting for God choose a virgin, a perpetual virgin, be the Mother of his Son?

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