Check back for updates. We will be adding short write ups for various writings of the Church father to help spur interest. The overwhelming majority of these books were written prior to 1054 (The Great Schism), when the Church was united as a single body.
St. Ignatius: The Epistles: St. Ignatius is one of the three earliest Christian writers not included in the bible. His letters are written in the early 2nd century on his way to Rome to be martyred. As I member of the laity I found his letters some of the most interesting of the Apostolic fathers as he spoke looking forward to giving his life for Christ and continuing to each about Christianity despite an imminent death. Holy tradition tells us that St. Ignatius is the child referenced in the Bible in Mark 9:36-37, as well as an apostle of St. John. Around the year 108 A.D. he was martyred by lions in the Circus Maximus
An explanation of his letters can be found in the book: Bearing God: The Life and Works of St. Ignatius of Antioch
Traveling Companions: Walking With The Saints of our Church