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A Sorrowful Virago Needed to Change Eva to Ave

Last Sunday at the early Mass, we learned how when God first created the woman from Adam’s side, before the fall, Adam named her “Virago.” “Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my …More
Last Sunday at the early Mass, we learned how when God first created the woman from Adam’s side, before the fall, Adam named her “Virago.” “Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman [Virago], because she was taken out of man” (Genesis 2:23). Adam changed her name to Eve after they fell. But the name Virago is quite interesting and helpful in understanding what the Blessed Virgin Mary is all about. Amazingly, throughout the entire Holy Bible, this name only appears in this one place before the Fall. All the dictionaries I consulted, three in all, agree on its meaning: “a man-like, vigorous, heroic maiden; a female warrior, heroine.” The woman made from Adam’s side failed to live up to her name because she failed to be dependent … she did her own thing without any authority… seeking to become a god. As the Church along with all her fathers and doctors teach, Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, is indeed the Woman of Genesis 3:15. She is …More
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