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Of Holy Virginity

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By: (354-430)

"Of Holy Virginity" by Saint Augustine of Hippo is a deeply reflective and thought-provoking treatise on the virtues of celibacy and virginity. In this concise yet powerful work, Augustine explores the spiritual benefits of abstaining from sexual relations and devoting oneself entirely to God.

Drawing upon scripture and the teachings of the early Church fathers, Augustine presents a compelling argument for the sanctity of virginity and the importance of chastity in the Christian life. He emphasizes the freedom and purity that come from living a celibate life, and encourages readers to embrace this calling with joy and dedication.

While some may find Augustine's views on sexuality and celibacy challenging or even outdated, his insights into the spiritual significance of virginity are timeless and relevant for today's readers. "Of Holy Virginity" is a valuable and thought-provoking read for anyone interested in exploring the intersection of faith, sexuality, and personal holiness.

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St. Augustine wrote in his Retractions 2:23: "After I had written 'on the Good of Marriage,' it was expected that I should write on Holy Virginity; and I did not delay to do so: and that it is God's gift, and how great a gift, and with what humility to be guarded, so far as I was able I set forth in one volume. This book begins," etc. - Summary by St. Augustine

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