Care for widows


I am looking for a resource (preferrably from a Church Father) that gives information about the care of widows in the first century. I have heard (somewhere) that it was expected of the son(s) to care for their mother once the father died… but I need the resource. Can anyone help?


In The Mass of the Early Christians by Mike Aquilina…

St. Justin Martyr describes the Mass. He says. "Those who are able give willingly whatever sum they each think appropriate.The money collected is deposited with the president. He gives it then to comfort orphans, widows, and those who are wanting…


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