Patristic texts on the family, marriage and education

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The Fathers of the first four centuries, whose works were full of the spirit of the primitive Christian community, help us to better understand the mission of the family, its essence, and the unbreakable bond between man and woman.

 

SAINT CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA (150-215)

The Instructor (Book I)

The Instructor (Book II)

The Instructor (Book III)

 

TERTULLIAN (155-230)

On an Exhortation to Chastity

On Monogamy

On Female Fashion

To My Wife

 

SAINT AMBROSE (340-397)

Concerning Widows

 

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (344-407)

Homily XII on Colossians

Homily XX on Ephesians

Letter to a young widow

 

SAINT AUGUSTINE (354-430)

On Continence

On the Good of Marriage

On the Good of Widowhood