Iberian Fathers, Volume 2 (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 63)
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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Braulio of Saragossa
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ST. BRAULIO IS CONCEDED by all to have been the best writer in Spain at the middle of the seventh century and second only to Isidore in all of Visigothic literature. The sources for the facts of his life are, in addition to his own works, some letters from Isidore, included in the present...
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Since I am not able to enjoy you with the eyes of the flesh, let me at least enjoy conversing with you, that I may be consoled by learning from a letter of yours of the good health of one whom I wish to see. It would be good if both...
Life of St. Emilian
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(1) In the time of Bishop John, my lord of pious recollection and our common elder brother and teacher of holy living and doctrine, I had intended, in obedience both to his suggestions and to your requests, to put down with my pen, insofar...
List of the Books of Isidore
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Isidore, a man of eminence, bishop of the church at Seville, successor and brother of Bishop Leander, flourished from the time of the Emperor Mauritius and King Recared; in him antiquity gained some new fame for itself, or rather our age saw in him...
Fructuosus of Braga
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THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE for our knowledge of the life of St. Fructuosus of Braga is the Vita sancti Fructuosi written probably not long after his death by an unknown author. The present account is almost wholly dependent upon the edition and English...
Rule for the Monastery of Compludo
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After the love of God and of one's neighbor, which is the bond of all perfection and the greatest of the virtues, it has been determined by the tradition of the Rule that the following shall be preserved in monasteries: first, to be...
General Rule for Monasteries
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Some are accustomed for fear of Gehenna to found monasteries within their own homes, and to join in common under the terms of an oath with their wives and children and slaves and neighbors, and, as we have said, to consecrate for themselves...
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What we believe in our heart, we profess also with our mouth. We believe in the Father unborn, the Son born, and the Holy Spirit proceeding from both, that the Son alone received flesh from the Virgin and descended into the world...
Letter to King Receswinth
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I FEAR THAT BY WRITING to you frequently I may increase your majesty's distaste, but I am more hesitant that by silence I may cause certain parties to lose your clemency--and may God never allow that to happen. Mindful of the words of the apostle, who said: "Have I then become...
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The Consensoria Monachorum1 is a form of monastic pact, intended for use with some type of Rule, just as the Pact already translated was attached to the Common Rule, attributed to Fructuosus. It was a legal agreement to be subscribed...
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In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we who reside in the monastery have all agreed, in accordance with apostolic tradition, to have one opinion and to hold possessions in common, as it is written: "By thinking alike in...
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Page Count: 249
Publication Year: 2010