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.
Accordingly, death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked.Ambrose
It is not death therefore that is burdensome, but the fear of death.Ambrose
It was not by dialectic that it pleased God to save His people.Ambrose
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.Ambrose
Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more;Si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi.Ambrose
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.Ambrose