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Letters, 1-91

Saint Ambrose

Publication Year: 2010

The Letters 1-91 of Saint Ambrose.

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. v-xiv

ST. AMBROSE GOVERNED the Church at Milan for twenty-three years, from December 1, 373, until his death on April 4, 397. Of his correspondence, preserved in ninety-one letters, Letters 1-63 of the Benedictine edition (reprinted in...


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pp. xv-xviii

Cross-Reference Table

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pp. xix

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Letters to Emperors

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pp. 3-66

I DO NOT LACK affection, most Christian of princes: I have nothing more true and glorious to say than this. I am not lacking in affection, I say, but a sense of awe has kept my affection from meeting your Clemency. If I did not go on foot to meet you as you returned, I did meet...

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Letters to Bishops

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pp. 67-206

I HAVE BEEN quite sure for a long time of what I have just now read; you were mine by your deeds even though I had not laid eyes on you. I grieve over that which has happened, but I rejoice over the later happy succession of events. I did not wish that to happen while I lived, yet I did hope after his death that only one of this merit might possibly...

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Synodal Letters

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pp. 207-230

WE GIVE THANKS to your holy Unanimity which honored us with the presence of all of you in the persons of our lords and brethren, Constantius and Proculus. At the same time, following the customs of your predecessors, you added no slight weight to our deliberations when your Holiness agreed to our statements, dearly beloved lords and brethren. Therefore, as...

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Letters to Priests

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pp. 231-364

THE PROPHETS foretold the gathering of the Gentiles and the future rearing of the Church, yet in the Church there is not only the continual progress of courageous souls, but...

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Letters to His Sister

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pp. 365-398

IN MOST of your letters you make anxious inquiry about the church. Hear, then, what is going on: The day after I received your letter, in which you remarked that your dreams were troubling you, a great wave of serious disturbances began...

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Letters to Laymen

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pp. 399-498

THE HONORABLE Antiochus2 delivered to me your Excellency's letter, and I have not been remiss in sending a reply. I dispatched a letter to you by my own messengers, and, unless I am mistaken, sent another when a second opportunity arose.3 Feeling as I do that we are to amass rather than carefully...


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pp. 499-515

E-ISBN-13: 9780813211268
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813210919

Page Count: 535
Publication Year: 2010