On the Discipline and Advantage of Chastity
St. Cyprian of Carthage
Remember that at all times we are the temple of the Lord and the habitation of the Holy Spirit. When this was written, over 1500 years ago, people had temptations which required that they subdue their sinful inclinations, and so also it is now. "Chastity" is not an exclusively sexual term, nor does it imply (solely) celibacy -it is the calling of every Christian. St. Cyprian's exhortations are as applicable today as they were when they were written. New Edition.