Augustiniana

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, 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

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

Behold How Good and How Pleasant

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When we were updating our document for Vocation Promotion, we were reminded that we should quote from the psalm that for Augustine best described the life and mission of his monks. He was referring to Psalm 132 which in ...
Augustiniana, Spirituality

Augustine and Prayer

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This morning I gave a lecture on Augustine's idea of prayer at the CSA-BiƱan 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 ...
Augustiniana

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, Liturgy

With St. Monica and St. Augustine in the Household of God

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This year's novenario in honor of St. Monica and St. Augustine was difficult to compose since there was no common thematic that helped guide its preparation. Last year's novenario was easier to compose since it was the "Year of Priests". ...
Augustiniana, Liturgy

A Novena for Sts. Monica and Augustine

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This year being "The Year for Priests", our celebration of the feasts of Sts. Monica and Augustine emphasizes the priesthood of the laity and the priesthood of the ordained. St. Monica is an example of the priesthood common to ...

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