Getting to Know the Fathers: Ignatius of Antioch
Behind all of Ignatius’ words and teaching is the heart of a true pastor and follower of Jesus. His concern, like that of St. Paul, was always the welfare and faithfulness of the individual Christians who made up the congregations to which he wrote, and the welfare of those congregations corporately.
Getting to Know the Fathers: Ambrose of Milan
“Naboth defended his vines with his own blood. And if he did not give up his vineyard, shall we give up the Church of Christ?”
Getting to Know the Fathers: Hilary of Poitiers
We must clothe ourselves in foolishness that we may gain wisdom—not in the foolishness of hazardous conclusions, but in the foolishness of a modest sense of our own infirmity…