Fathers & Doctors of the Church

Fathers of the Church

St. Ambrose on Modesty (also DOCTOR of the Church)

Arnobius writes against the Pagans “shameful displays of
indecency” in “The Seven Books of Arnobius against the Heathen (Adversus Gentes): Book V”

St. Augustine, On Marriage and Concupiscence (also DOCTOR of the Church)

St. Clement of Alexandria Excerpts on Purity

St. Cyprian. Treatise II. [3127] On the Dress of Virgins. 5

St. Jerome on Dressing Well (also DOCTOR of the Church)

St. John Chrysostom on Modesty (also DOCTOR of the Church)


Doctors of the Church

St. Thomas Aquinas. The Summa: Modesty  – Summa Theologiae – The precepts of temperance – St. Thomas Aquinas & The Prostitute

St. Bernard of Clairvaux “How beautiful then is modesty
and what a gem among virtues it is.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori. Modesty of the Eyes – on Scandal & Modesty

St. Frances de Sales. Purity Excerpts

St. Cyril of Jerusalem. “The purpose of clothing is to keep warm in winter and to cover your nakedness, not to serve your vanity. “

St. Thérèse of Lisieux. A Young Lady Looks at Life