And the virgins also that were shut upcame forth, some to Onias, and some to the walls, and others looked out of the windows. Christ's Mother did not do this until she was espoused to Joseph. Might I not array against you the whole series of ancient writers? The relevant verse, Luke 1: If she had planned on having relations with Joseph, why was she surprised to hear that she would have a child?
However, the specific mode of making a vow is not on the same level as the fact of virginity itself.
The objections will be written in italicsfollowed by the answers in normal font. Thus if a man say: Whence Augustine says De Sanct. That wouldn't make any sense at all. Protestants deny it based on what they read and believe. For I know not man.