Context: When I am here I do not fast on Saturday; but when I am at Rome I do: whatever church you may come to, conform to its custom, if you would avoid either receiving or giving offense. Quoted in "Epistle to Casualanus", XXXVI, section 32, by St. Augustine; translation by J.G. Cunningham
Frases de Ambrosio de Milán
Ambrosio de Milán
Fecha de nacimiento: 339
Fecha de muerte: 397
Otros nombres:Ambrož z Milána,Sv. Ambróz
San Ambrosio de Milán fue un destacado obispo de Milán y un importante teólogo y orador. Hermano de santa Marcelina, es uno de los cuatro Padres de la Iglesia Latina y uno de los 36 doctores de la Iglesia católica.
Frases Ambrosio de Milán
Quoted in Ductor Dubitantium, or the Rule of Conscience (1660) by Jeremy Taylor, I.i.5; commonly rendered into a proverb: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do", or simply "When in Rome..."
„How far, O rich, do you extend your senseless avarice? Do you intend to be the sole inhabitants of the earth? Why do you drive out the fellow sharers of nature, and claim it all for yourselves? The earth was made for all, rich and poor, in common. Why do you rich claim it as your exclusive right? The soil was given to the rich and poor in common—wherefore, oh, ye rich, do you unjustly claim it for yourselves alone? Nature gave all things in common for the use of all; usurpation created private rights. Property hath no rights. The earth is the Lord's, and we are his offspring. The pagans hold earth as property. They do blaspheme God.“
in The Cry for Justice (1915), p. 397
De bono mortis, 8, 31.
„Neither angel, nor archangel, nor yet even the Lord Himself (who alone can say "I am with you"), can, when we have sinned, release us, unless we bring repentance with us.“
As quoted in Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1896) edited by Louis Klopsch
„Formerly a lamb was offered, a calf was offered. Christ is offered today... and he offers himself as priest in order that he may remit our sins: here in image, there in truth where, as our advocate, he intercedes for us before the Father.“
De officiis ministrorum ("On the Offices of Ministers" or, "On the Duties of the Clergy"), Book I, ch. 48. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZIwXAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA114&dq=%22ante+agnus+offerebatur%22&hl=en&ei=pTDSTcflDsrZ0QHjxKHYCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAzgy#v=onepage&q=%22ante%20agnus%20offerebatur%22&f=false In, The Eucharist in the West: History and Theology, Edward J. Kilmartin, SJ, Robert J. Daly, SJ, Editor, 1998, The Liturgical Press, , p. 19 http://books.google.com/books?id=WI2gC7lFmC4C&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=%22Christ+is+offered+today%22&source=bl&ots=MoKJXo6d2u&sig=8k0xytaJpidX3wg5RpQQKHwDxzw&hl=en&ei=hi_STbuzOYq_0AHwxKXKCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Christ%20is%20offered%20today%22&f=false Alternate translation: In old times a lamb, a Calf was offered; now Christ is offered. But He is offered as man and as enduring suffering. And He offers Himself as a priest to take away our sins, here in an image, there in truth, where with the Father He intercedes for us as our Advocate. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/34011.htm
„But it is not only of the space in the Church which we ought to be jealous, but also of the interiors of the house of God in us, so that it might not become a house of merchandise, or a den of robbers.“
Commentary on John 2:16, Exposition of the Psalms of David 118 (PL 15 1457B)
De fide, I, 5, 42.
„And what else did John have in mind but what is virtuous, so that he could not endure a wicked union even in the king's case, saying: "It is not lawful for thee to have her to wife." He could have been silent, had he not thought it unseemly for himself not to speak the truth for fear of death, or to make the prophetic office yield to the king, or to indulge in flattery. He knew well that he would die as he was against the king, but he preferred virtue to safety. Yet what is more expedient than the suffering which brought glory to the saint.“
De officiis ministrorum ("On the Offices of Ministers" or, "On the Duties of the Clergy"), Book III, chapter XIV, part 89 as quoted in www.ewtn.com http://www.ewtn.com/library/PATRISTC/PII10-2.HTM