"The Catholic Church was not only preached after the coming of Our Lord and Savior, beloved brethren, but from the beginning of the world, it was designated by many figures and rather hidden mysteries. Indeed, in holy Abel the Catholic Church existed, in Noah, in Abraham, in Isaac, in Jacob, and in the other saintly people before the advent of Our Lord and Savior. Truly, Solomon says of her, 'Who shall find a worthy wife?' What does he mean: 'Who shall find'? Here, we should understand the difficulty, not impossibility, of finding her. That valiant woman is the Church."
-Caesarius of Arles