Ante agnus offerebatur, offerebatur et vitulus, nunc Christus offertur...et offert se ipse quasi sacerdos, ut peccata nostra dimittat. Hic in imagine, ibi in veritate, ubi apud Patrem pro nobis quasi advocatus intervenit.
Formerly a lamb was offered, a calf was offered. Christ is offered today...and he offers himself as priest in order that he may remit our sins: here in image, there in truth where, as our advocate, he intercedes for us before the Father.
It is not death therefore that is burdensome, but the fear of death.AmbroseDe bono mortis, 8, 31.
It was not by dialectic that it pleased God to save His people.AmbroseDe fide, I, 5, 42.
When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I do not. Follow the custom of the church where you are.AmbroseQuoted in "Epistle to Januarius", II, section 18 and "Epistle to Casualanus", XXXVI, section 32, by St. Augustine
Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more;Si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi.AmbroseIf you are at Rome, live in the Roman style; if you are elsewhere, live as they live there.
Neither angel, nor archangel, nor yet even the Lord Himself (who alone can say "I am with you"), can, when we have sinned, release us, unless we bring repentance with us.AmbroseAs quoted in Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1896) edited by Louis Klopsch
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