Based on Scripture (Mt 1:18; Lk 1:27 and 1:35) and the ancient creeds, Catholics believed that Jesus, the Son of God, was conceived through the Holy Spirit and delivered of Mary. It is the strong belief of the faithful that Mary remained a virgin throughout her life. Virginal conception is a visible sign of God’s participation in the coming of Jesus. The virginity of Mary was expressed based on three aspects. Ante Partum, In Partu, and Post Partum.