God had not ordained the fall of Adam, God forbid; but he had expected it, and found it good to permit it from the time he created him in innocence. It is therefore not surprising that he had prefigured Jesus Christ in Adam, and the Church in Eve, from the time during his sleep when he took from this type of wound which was made in his side. In the same way the Church was taken from the open side of Jesus Christ while he slept in the rest of a short death, from which he was soon to be awakened, according to this word which the Church sings at the resurrection of Our Lord: I fell asleep, and I was in sleep, and I rose up, because the Lord took me in his protection.
Thus the fall of Adam was not without hope, because with the eyes of faith one could see in her, who had given the opportunity of its loss, his hope reborn; and in the wound of the sacred side of Jesus Christ the formation of the Church, at the source of all graces. This is why St. Paul applies to Christ and the Church what Adam said to Eve: You are bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: and the rest that we have seen elsewhere.