S AMBROSE and Female Modesty
At Mattins on the Wednesday and Friday of the Advent Ember Days, we read lections from S Ambrose’s Book 2 in Lucam. Here are a few extracts.
The Angel went in to [Mary]. Learn that she was a virgin by her way of life; learn it by her modesty; learn it by the Angel’s word; learn it by the Mystery. It is the characteristic of virgins to tremble, and to be afraid whenever a man enters; to fear