Which Church Father was elected bishop before he was even baptized?
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains the circumstances that lead to a Father of the Church being elected a bishop before he was baptized.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women will reinforce Catholics understanding of the part played by women in the early Church. Drawing upon a wide spectrum of sources, it illustrates the many kinds of women that left their mark on sacred history by responding to God s call. Whether they were martyrs, abbesses, mothers, desert solitaries, or managers of large family businesses, these women s stories will encourage you and deepen your faith.
"Without Thy presence, nought, O Lord, is sweet, No pleasure to our lips can aught supply. Whether 'tis wine we drink or food we eat, Till Grace divine and Faith shall sanctify."
~ Prudentius, a 5th century Christian poet, from his Ante cibum, describing the Christian practice of "saying grace" before meals.