Of Holy Virginity.
Of Holy Virginity.
St. Augustine

Rev. C. L. Cornish, M.A.
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Of Holy Virginity

Section 2. This we have undertaken in our present discourse…

Section 4. Her virginity also itself was on this account more pleasing and accepted…

Section 7. I have said this, lest haply married fruitfulness dare to vie with virgin chastity…

Section 8. Therefore no fruitfulness of the flesh can be compared to holy virginity even of…

Section 10. For not even herein ought such as are married to compare themselves with the…

Section 12. Let marriages possess their own good, not that they beget sons…

Section 14. It is, therefore, the present necessity that we are to avoid…

Section 15. After that the same Apostle adds, and says…

Section 16. Yet he added, "But such shall have tribulation of the flesh…

Section 19. But lest any should think that of two works…

Section 20. Far be it, therefore, that the Apostle so said…

Section 21. Here some one will say, What has this to do with holy virginity…

Section 22. And now by plainest witnesses of divine Scriptures…

Section 23. Lastly, let us hear the Lord Himself delivering most plain judgment on this matter.…

Section 25. Nor indeed hath the Holy Spirit failed to speak what should be of open…

Section 27. Therefore go on, Saints of God, boys and girls…

Section 28. Therefore let the rest of the faithful, who have lost virginity…

Section 29. But, lo, That Lamb goeth by a Virgin road…

Section 30. Ye also who have not yet made this vow…

Section 31. Whence the greatness of this service, unto the undertaking of which we have according…

Section 32. Wherefore a few witnesses, which the Lord deigns to suggest to my mind…

Section 33. Whereas, then, all Christians have to guard humility…

Section 35. Certainly we are to contemplate in Christ Himself…

Section 36. Let them hear Thee, and let them come to Thee…

Section 37. But regard the troops of virgins, holy boys and girls…

Section 38. I send thee not, soul that art religiously chaste…

Section 39. I fear, I say, greatly for thee, lest…

Section 40. And what members of the holy body, which is the Church…

Section 41. Or are we indeed to believe that it is for any other reason…

Section 42. Wherefore let this be the first thought for the putting on of humility…

Section 43. Concerning continence also itself hath it not been most openly said…

Section 44. Next let not man, now that he knoweth that by the grace of God…

Section 46. But this is so great, that certain understand it to be the fruit an…

Section 47. But, as I had begun to say, whether the fruit an hundred-fold be virginity…

Section 48. What now shall I say concerning the very carefulness and watchfulness against sin? "Who…

Section 49. Wherefore also the virgins of God without blame indeed…

Section 50. But, again, lest by occasion of this sentence…

Section 52. Here some one will say, This is now not to write of virginity…

Section 53. Wherefore this do ye, virgins of God, this do ye…

Section 54. Lo, already ye are such, as that in the rest of your conduct also…

Section 55. If, therefore, ye despise marriages of sons of men…




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