The bishop Augustine sends greeting in the Lord to Peter, his beloved brother and fellow presbyter.
1. […] I do not know how you have interperted those books [of Vincentius Victor], but, if what I have heard is true, you jumped for joy when they were read, and you, though an old man and a presbyter, kissed the head of a young layman [Vincentius Victor], in gratitude for having learned what you had not known.
[…] I would like, then, that you inform me in your reply what he has taught you. Heaven forbid, after all, that I should be embarassed to learn from a presbyter, if you were not embarassed to learn from a layman with a humilty worth of praise and imitation, if indeed you have learned something.
4. [...] I would, nonetheless, never have dreamed that you, a Catholic and a respected presbyter, thought that the nature of the soul was to be a piece of God. [...]
6. [...] Reject, my brother, I beg you, reject not this faith, of course, but the error filled with detestable impiety. Otherwise you will be cut off from the number of the faithful – God keep you from that! - when you suppose that such is the Catholic faith, you an old man and a presbyter led astray by a young layman! [...]
9. [...] There is a doctrine [that the incorporeal God does not create out of nothing, but exhales from himself a corporeal breath] that will make every age perk up its ears! There is a doctrine that deserves to have people of many years and even presbyters as its disciples!
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)