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Honoring Mary, the New Eve

Becoming Like Mary

Honoring Mary, the New Eve: Becoming Like Mary

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), we read the story of our first parents’ fall and God’s promise of salvation through an offspring of Eve (Genesis 3).

As he read this passage, St. Jerome (342-420) understood that a new Eve would be the one to crush the head of the serpent. Like the first...

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