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  1. Thursday, August 28th, Memorial for St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by;…” [1]St. Augustine was born in 354 in northern Africa to a Christian mother and a pagan father. He was enrolled as a catechumen, but drifted from Christianity in the years he spent studying in Carthage. There he received the best education Rome had to offer and became a rhetorician and teacher. He spent a decade in the Manichaean religion, and then was attracted to Neoplatonism. Eventually, through the tireless efforts of his mother, St. Monica, and with the guidance of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, St. Augustine returned to the Catholic faith. He parted from his long-time concubine and was baptized at age 33 in Milan. Then, after Monica’s death he returned to Africa where he became a monk. He was ordained a priest in 391, and four years later he became Bishop of Hippo. Until his death in 430, Augustine was a busy pastor in his diocese and a leader in the Church of North Africa. He found time to compose a vast body of theological writings, which have made him one of the most influential theologians in the history of the Church. Among his writings are his autobiographical Confessions, a vast treatise on the place of Christianity in world history called The City of God, a masterful study On the Trinity, and hundreds of letters and sermons. [2]Written by Sarah Ciotti; Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD[1] St. Augustine, Confessions, 221, www.ccel.org.; [2] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917)

    Thursday, August 28th, Memorial for St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    “And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by;…” [1]

    St. Augustine was born in 354 in northern Africa to a Christian mother and a pagan father. He was enrolled as a catechumen, but drifted from Christianity in the years he spent studying in Carthage. There he received the best education Rome had to offer and became a rhetorician and teacher. He spent a decade in the Manichaean religion, and then was attracted to Neoplatonism. Eventually, through the tireless efforts of his mother, St. Monica, and with the guidance of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, St. Augustine returned to the Catholic faith. He parted from his long-time concubine and was baptized at age 33 in Milan. Then, after Monica’s death he returned to Africa where he became a monk. He was ordained a priest in 391, and four years later he became Bishop of Hippo. Until his death in 430, Augustine was a busy pastor in his diocese and a leader in the Church of North Africa. He found time to compose a vast body of theological writings, which have made him one of the most influential theologians in the history of the Church. Among his writings are his autobiographical Confessions, a vast treatise on the place of Christianity in world history called The City of God, a masterful study On the Trinity, and hundreds of letters and sermons. [2]

    Written by Sarah Ciotti; Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
    [1] St. Augustine, Confessions, 221, www.ccel.org.; [2] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917)

  2. ☛ The Deer's Cry", or St. Patrick's Breastplate, sung by Angelina
  3. ☛ Lent Day 5 – Truly Risen from the Dead
  4. ☛ Daily Meditation: March 9, 2014

    Daily Meditation by Henri Nouwen - Freedom from Judging, Freedom for mercy

  5. ☛ Daily Meditation: March 8, 2014

     Daily Meditation by Henri Nouwen - Towards a Nonjudgmental life