Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 594
Augustine, bishop of Hippo (North Africa), informs Paulinus, presbyter at Nola (Italy), and his wife Therasia that he has sent them another letter through Fortunatianus, the presbyter of Thagaste, travelling to Rome. Augustine, Letter 80, AD 404/405.
Letter 80
Sanctis et deo dilectis merito uenerabilibus et multum desiderabilibus fratribus Paulino et Therasiae Augustinus in Domino salutem.
1. [...] Cum haec scriberemus, et per unanimem filium nostrum Tagastensis ecclesiae presbyterum Fortunatianum Romam nauigaturum aliam epistulam paucis ante diebus iam dederam.
(ed. Goldbacher 1898: 346-347)
Letter 80
To his holy brother and sister, Paulinus and Therasia, who are beloved of God and rightly venerable and much longed for, Augustine sends greetings in the Lord.
1. [...] Though I am writing these lines, I had sent another letter a few days ago through our dear son, Fortunatianus, a presbyter of the church of Thagaste, who was about to sail for Rome. [...]
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Rome
  • Hippo Regius
  • Rome

About the source:

Author: Augustine of Hippo
Title: Letters, Epistulae
Origin: Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The letters of Augustine of Hippo cover a wide range of topics: Holy Scripture, dogma and liturgy, philosophy, religious practice and everyday life. They range from full-scale theological treatises to small notes asking someone for a favour. The preserved corpus includes 308 letters, 252 written by Augustine, 49 that others sent to him and seven exchanged between third parties. 29 letters have been discovered only in the 20th century and edited in 1981 by Johannes Divjak; they are distinguished by the asterisk (*) after their number.
The preserved letters of Augustine extend over the period from his stay at Cassiciacum in 386 to his death in Hippo in 430.
A. Goldbacher ed., S. Augustini Hipponiensis Episcopi Epistulae, Pars 2, Ep. 31-123, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 34/2,  Prague-Vienna-Leipzig 1898.
Saint Augustine, Letters 1-99, trans. R. Teske, New York 2001.


Family life - Marriage
Family life - Permanent relationship continued after ordination
Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Wife
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