So far Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Perpetua and Felicity, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertulllian, Origen, Cyprian Carthage and Amma Syncletica are ready. Therese of Lisieux is nearly ready and the rest are in preparation.
These pages are dedicated to the greatest of God’s creations, Our Lady.
It is said that if you want to learn something write a book about it. That is why I have designed these webpages about the Church Fathers and Mothers.
Saint John Henry Newman said that to study history is to become a Catholic. Whether or not you agree with him, you can learn much about Christianity from enjoying their lives and writings. For good measure and balance I have added four women Doctors of the Church.
The Church Fathers said, “birds fly, fishes swim and man prays.” and the last breath of the dying person together make up and proclaim the divine name.
The historical period in which the Church Fathers worked became known as the Patristic Era and spans approximately from the late 1st to mid-8th centuries, flourishing in particular during the 4th and 5th centuries, when Christianity was in the process of establishing itself as the state church of the Roman Empire.
Please click on the images to go to each of the saints. Apologies if they are not there yet.