‘ Augustiniana ’ Category


Who Wants To Know About Augustine of Hippo?

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During our local chapter it was decided that we would have our own special celebration this year for the solemnity of St. Augustine. The celebration will consist of a triduum that begins on August 25 and a solemn mass ...

Ten Augustinian Values

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Augustiniana, Augustinians, Church in the World

An Augustinian Platform in the Middle Ages?

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Lucio Guttierez, OP -- our professor in Church History at the University of Sto. Tomas -- once said that Martin Luther could only have been produced by the Augustinians. That was almost thirty years ago. I didn't understand what he ...

A Mother Through Her Son’s Eyes

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The following is lifted from Augustine’s Confessions as presented in a Logos Software acknowledged at the end of the page.  I have annotated it so that it would be easier to read.  The subject of this page is Monica herself, ...

Deny Yourself, Take up the Cross and Follow Me

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Augustine's Sermon 96 is dated 416 or 417 by Edmund Hill, OP (Sermons III/4 in The works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, New City). Internal evidence suggests that it was preached after the Ascension but before ...
Augustiniana, Spirituality

Augustine and Prayer

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This morning I gave a lecture on Augustine's idea of prayer at the CSA-Bi├▒an as part of the school's program in understanding Augustinian core values. During the course of the preparation for the talk, I looked at the way the ...

Peter Brown on the Dolbeau Sermons and Divjak Letters

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It is August once more, and for us Augustinians, the month reminds us of Augustine of Hippo. I visited the website of the Order yesterday hoping to find any new materials about Augustine or the Order's spirituality and found this ...
Augustiniana, Christian Life, Fathers of the Church

Of 2012 and Augustine’s Sermon 97

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Of 2012 and Augustine’s Sermon 97
Today, the movie "2012" -- a film based on the prediction that the world will end in 2012 -- began to be shown in our cinemas. Providentially, yesterday and today, the Gospel readings from Luke refer to the day of ...

Mother and Son

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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 ...
Augustiniana, Mariology

Mary in the Writings of St. Augustine

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Mary is the perfect exemplar of the redemption carried out in Christ.  Christ has redeemed us freeing us from the sad consequences of evil:  of sin, of the dominion of the passions, of death.  This is Christian freedom which the ...

Derrida, Augustine and Dodaro

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In "Rechristianizing Augustine Postmodern-Style" , Wayne John Hankey reports about a colloquium held at the University of Villanova in September 1997. In that colloquium, Robert Dodaro, then Vice-President of the Augustinianum, delivered a paper on "Religion and Post-modernity". ...
Augustiniana, Augustinians

Homily Guides?

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Last February 11-16, we celebrated our 7th Ordinary Provincial Chapter. During one of the sessions, a proposal for the creation of Homily Guides that the friars can use was raised. The Homily Guide contemplated is intended to help ...
Augustiniana, BEC, Church in the World, MGCP, Ministry

Ten Augustinian Values and the BEC

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Ten Augustinian Values and the BEC
One of the convictions that grew in me during my years at the Mother of Good Counsel parish is that the ten Augustinian values I have written about are best observed in people who are learning to make themselves into ...

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