Scriptures

They Are Happy Who Dwell In Your House…

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How lovely is your dwelling place O Lord, God of Hosts Even the sparrow finds a home."Our hearts were made for thee, O God" writes St. Augustine.  "And they remain restless until they rest in Thee."  Psalm 84 ...
Augustiniana

Commentary on JP II’s Prayer to St. Augustine

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The following is part of a homily delivered on the occassion of the feast of St. Augustine.  The prayer that is commented upon here is found at this blog.
Fathers of the Church

Loving God and Neighbor

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You know the song "The Greatest Love of All". It is actually a song about loving oneself, "amor propio". The popular psychology of the 60s and 70s taught that one should love oneself in order to be able to love, ...
Augustiniana, Theology

Minister of Word and Sacraments

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The priest, Augustine writes is "minister of the Word and the sacraments." The definition appears in two letters writtent on two different occassions. The first time the definition appears is in a letter he wrote to his bishop, ...
Augustiniana, Theology

The Total Christ

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The doctrine of the Totus Christus should be recovered -- this was what Tarcisius van Bavel, OSA wrote some years ago.  The doctrine is Augustinian; it is the result of Augustine's continued reflection on the Pauline theological insight on the ...
Augustiniana

The Life of St. Augustine in a TV Series

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In 2009, Lux Vide Productions came up with a TV Mini-Series about the Life of St. Augustine of Hippo. I haven't seen this made for TV movie but I am waiting for its appearance in DVD. I saw ...
Augustiniana

Augustine in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Here is an entry on Augustine in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a part of which states:
Augustiniana

Who Wants To Know Augustine II?

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A reaction to my blog caught my attention just recently, and I think it should be given a lengthier response. The reaction goes...
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 ...
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 ...
Fathers of the Church, Scriptures

Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration

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Leo the Great and Augustine on the Transfiguration
For the second Sunday of Lent, the liturgy presents for our contemplation the Transfiguration of Christ. Sts. Leo the Great and Augustine of Hippo will be our guides for understanding the Gospel reading. Leo the Great (391/400-461) takes ...
Augustiniana

The First Modern Man

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Someone has called him "The First Modern Man." Both Catholics and Non-Catholic Mainline Churches claim him as their own. Eastern Catholics number him among their "fathers" prompting a scholar to suggest that he be named "Common Father of the East ...

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