Fathers of the Church

Letter XXXII

Description

This letter was omitted from the printed edition because it is neither from nor to Augustine. It was written by St. Paulinus of Nola to Romanianus and Licentius; it expresses the writer’s joy at Augustine’s having been made bishop, and conveys both in prose and in verse excellent counsels to Licentius.

Provenance

The correspondence of St. Augustine that has been preserved includes more than 270 letters, including well over 200 written by him. Those numbered 31-123 span the period from his episcopal ordination until the conference between Catholic and Donatist bishops held in 411.

by Augustine of Hippo in 396 | translated by J. G. Cunningham

Taken from "The Early Church Fathers and Other Works" originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in English in Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in 1867. (NPNF I/I, Schaff). The digital version is by The Electronic Bible Society, P.O. Box 701356, Dallas, TX 75370, 214-407-WORD.