Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 643
Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius (North Africa) asks Sebastian, the superior of an African monastery, to send his letter to a "Brother Firmus", possibly a presbyter. Letter 248, after AD 395.
Letter 248
2. [...] Mitte fratri Firmo litteras nostras. [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1911: 591)
 Letter 248
2. [...] Send our letter to Brother Firmus. [...]
(trans. R. Teske)


Firmus mentioned in this letter may be the presbyter [268] known from other letters of Augustine.

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Hippo Regius

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 4, Ep. 185-270, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 57, Vienna-Leipzig 1911.
Saint Augustine, Letters 211–270, 1*–29*, trans. R. Teske, New York 2005.


Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Relation with - Monk/Nun
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