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THE EPISTLE OF IGNATIUS TO THE VIRGIN MARY
Ignatius to the Christ-bearing Mary.
THOU oughtest to have comforted and consoled me who am a neophyte,
and a disciple of thy [beloved] John. For I have heard things
wonderful to tell respecting thy [son] Jesus, and I am astonished by
such a report. But I desire with my whole heart to obtain
information concerning the things which I have heard from thee, who
wast always intimate and allied with Him, and who wast acquainted
with [all] His secrets. I have also written to thee at another time,
and have asked thee concerning the same things. Fare thou well; and
let the neophytes who are with me be comforted of thee, and by thee,
and in thee. Amen.