Augustiniana {0} Add your reply?

Mother and Son

{ Tags: , \ May31 }

August 27 and 28 are the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine, perhaps the two most well-known mother and son saints in the Catholic Church.  The image above is a depiction of a scene from the Confessions where Augustine describes a moment with his mom as they wait for the boat that will bring them back to North Africa from his Italian sojourn.  He has just been baptized and she is just content that her prayers for her son have been granted.  The painter’s brush captures them at the moment when — as Augustine narrates — they have a foretaste of the blessed life.  The description of the experience is found in the Confessions IX, 10.

Here are some more posts about the two saints above:

Posts about groups devoted to St. Monica:

All the above links are internal.




Originally posted 2008-08-26 01:03:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks

Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post

Related Posts

  • No related posts found.

Comments are closed.

© 2018 The Mystical Geek. Created by miloIIIIVII.
With 56 queries in 0.473 seconds.
Valid CSS 2.1. | Valid XHTML 1.0
404 posts within 33 categories, 265 tags and 31 widgets.