“Christ’s flesh was true human flesh, but not sinful flesh; rather, it was completely pure of every sin and corruption, both of original sin and of voluntary sin. In His earthly life the Lord was free of any sinful desire, of every inward temptation; for the human nature in Him does not exist separately, but is united hypostatically to God. [In other words,] Christ did not assume the corruption of human nature and inclination toward sin that all other people have inherited from Adam. In this sense, Christ remained free from original sin. While passible (that is, subject to suffering), He was completely free of sinful passions and of the disease of sin. As […] writes, ‘[Mary] gave birth to Christ the Victor, for He was the only one [human] neither shapen in iniquity nor conceived in sin (Ps. 50:5), that is to say, in the fleshly pleasure, passion, and unclean thoughts that belong to our nature defiled by transgression.’ … The Most Holy Virgin was born as subject to the sin of Adam together with all mankind, and with him she shared the need for redemption. In other words, the Virgin Mary was born with the inclination toward sin [i.e. concupiscence] which was a consequence of the fall of man. None of the Fathers say that God [perfected] the Virgin Mary while yet in the womb; and many directly indicate that the Virgin Mary, just as all men, endured a battle with sinfulness, but was victorious over temptations and was saved by her divine Son.”
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