Of the Work of Monks.
Of the Work of Monks.
St. Augustine

Rev. H. Browne, M.A.
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Of the Work of Monks.

Section 1. Thy bidding, holy brother Aurelius, it was meet that I should comply withal…

Section 3. Nor do they attend to this, that if another should say…

Section 4. First then we ought to demonstrate that the blessed Apostle Paul willed the servants…

Section 5. I would, however, proceed to a more searching and diligent consideration and handling of…

Section 6. Which thing whoso thinks cannot have been done by the Apostles…

Section 7. But lest any should fancy that this was granted only to the twelve…

Section 9. But he speaks more openly in the rest which he subjoins…

Section 10. And he comes back again, and in all ways…

Section 12. But now, that as bearing with the infirmity of men he did this…

Section 13. Of this weakness of his, he saith in another place…

Section 14. Here peradventure some man may say, "If it was bodily work that the Apostle…

Section 15. But when he might use to work, that is…

Section 16. For he himself also, with an eye to the like necessities of saints…

Section 17. On account then of these either occupations of the servants of God…

Section 18. And a little after he saith, "For as touching the ministering to the saints…

Section 19. As therefore the Apostle, nay rather the Spirit of God possessing and filling and…

Section 21. Moreover, if discourse must be bestowed upon any…

Section 22. There also is said at what work the Apostle wrought.…

Section 23. Hence arises another question; for peradventure one may say…

Section 24. This question I should briefly solve, if I should say…

Section 26. That, namely, befalleth them which in undisciplined younger widows…

Section 27. As it is, however, they, against the Apostle of Christ…

Section 28. Here then shall these persons in their turn be in another more sublime degree…

Section 29. But let us grant this also, that the whole year round there may in…

Section 31. For if they be urged from the Gospel that they should put nothing by…

Section 32. Some man will say: "What then does it profit a servant of God…

Section 33. Wherefore even they which having relinquished or distributed their former…

Section 35. And that which follows concerning birds of the air and lilies of the field…

Section 36. Since these things are so, suffer me awhile…

Section 37. We are not binding heavy burdens and laying them upon your shoulders…

Section 38. These things, my brother Aurelius, most dear unto me…

Section 40. And then that further device of theirs, if words can express it…

Section 41. Wherefore, they which will not do right things…




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