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How can I find this letter from Ambrose?

In more than one work I encountered the following format: (epist. 50[25],2f) or (epist. 49[59],3) In referring to letters(?) written by Ambrosios of Milan, "epist." is explained as "Epistulae." ...
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What is the source of this numbering anomaly in Ambrose's De Officiis?

In at least two editions of Ambrose's De Officiis (On the Duties of the Clergy) there is a numbering anomaly in Book 1, Chapter 38, where paragraph numbers 190-199 are skipped, and paragraph number ...
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Renouncing the devil during baptism

In "On the Mysteries" (De Mysteriis) [English], Chapter 2, St. Ambrose wrote, After this the Holy of holies was opened to you, you entered the sanctuary of regeneration; recall what you were asked, ...
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What is to be understood by Mary being the “mother of the church”?

Ever since St. Ambrose of Milan there has been a line of thinking that Mary is the "Mother of the Church" - what is to be understood by this title?