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

The Hours of the Divine Call

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The Hours of the Divine Call
Matthew 20:1-16 has different applications. Pope St. Gregory the Great gives us two possible applications, the first regards salvation history itself and second, more psychological, the ages of a human being. Thus, on the one hand, one can think of ...
Scriptures

Lord, Come and See

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John's eleventh chapter is about the story of Lazarus.  It is last of the signs that Jesus performs in the section of John's gospel which bible scholars call "The Book of Signs."  I have discussed elsewhere three levels of meaning ...
Software

Research with Biblioscape

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Just after writing the article on note-taking, I found a software application that can help one take, organize and process notes with a computer. I have discussed some information managers in this website but not one of these come close ...
Spirituality

The Journey of the Mind to God

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Bonaventure's Journey of the Mind to God concludes with the chapter on the rest of the mind.  Such a "rest" is not the rest that results from the mind's reaching a conclusion.  The rest involved is the tranquility that is ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Light of the World

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How does one reconcile a passage like Jesus saying "I am the light of the world" (Jn. 8:12) and "Ye are the light of the world" (Mt. 5:14)?. Augustine in his De doctrina christiana III, mentions a rule ...
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 ...
Christian Life

In the Shadow of the Cross

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In the Shadow of the Cross
Here is a list of passages from the writings of Paul where the words "cross" and "crucified" appear.  The Christian has been claimed under the sign of the cross.  And Paul illustrates this in different ways:
Scriptures

What We Have Heard and Know

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What We Have Heard and Know
What we have heard and know, and what our fathers have declared to us, we will declare to the generation to come The glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength. (Ps. 78:3) Tradition ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Augustinians, Christian Life, Church in the World, Spirituality

Lay Augustinian Spirituality

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Geocities is closing down so I have moved some articles housed at the old Agilawan website to AgustinongPinoy. I did not move all the articles though ; I moved only those which I and others still continually go back ...
Pop Culture, Theology

Evil and the Problem Thereof

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The refrain of a Black Eyed Peas' song goes
Church in the World

Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way

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 John Paul II will perhaps be known as the Pope who shared his faith with us.  Of course the other Popes before him did it in their own way;  John Paul II did it in a way that leaves no ...

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