The New Eve

If the former [Eve] disobeyed God, the latter [Mary] was persuaded to obey God, so that the Virgin Mary became the advocate of the virgin Eve. And thus, as the human race fell into bondage to death by means of a virgin, so it is rescued by a virgin.

– The Early Church Father and Bishop of Lyon, France, Irenaeus (d. 202).

Mary and Eve
Pencil and Ink by Sr Grace Remington OCSO
Copyright 2005