Martin knew long in advance the time of his death and he told his brethren that it was near. Meanwhile, he found himself obliged to make a visitation of the parish of Candes. The clergy of that church were quarreling, and he wished to recon
Although the universal Church of God is constituted of distinct orders of members, still, in spite of the many parts of its holy body, the Church subsists as an integral whole, just as the Apostle says: We are all one in Christ, nor is anyo
My fellow Christians, today is the birthday of this church, an occasion for celebration and rejoicing.
We, however, ought to be the true and living temple of God.
Nevertheless, Christians rightly comme
Christians should cooperate, willingly and wholeheartedly, in building an international order based on genuine respect for legitimate freedom and on a brotherhood of universal friendship. This is all the more urgent because the greater part
Men must not be content simply to support the efforts of others in the work for peace; they must also scrutinize their own attitudes.
Statesmen, responsible as they are for the common good of their own nation and at the same time for the w
Peace is not the mere absence of war or the simple maintenance of a balance of power between forces, nor can it be imposed at the dictate of absolute power. It is called, rightly and properly, a work of justice. It is the product of order,
I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily. One priest may wish to lead a good, holy life, as he knows he should. He may wish to be chaste and to reflect heavenly virtues in the
Let us die with Christ, to live with Christ From a book on the death of his brother Satyrus, by Saint Ambrose, bishop(Lib. 2, 40. 41. 46. 47. 132. 133: CSEL 73, 270-274, 323-324) We see that death is gain, life is loss.
Why should our praise and glorification, or even the celebration of this feast day mean anything to the saints? What do they care about earthly honors when their heavenly Father honors them by fulfilling the faithful promise of the Son? Wha