Tag Archives: St. Augustine

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (2001MR): “Sticking to a plan even though it is hard”

We can become weary in the midst of our Lenten discipline and the enemy is tirelessly working for our defeat.
In the Ordinary Form Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Lent we beg God to pick us up, and help us … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

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Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  We are for one more day in the “narthex” of Lent.
GO TO CONFESSION!

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to … Continue reading

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St. Edith Stein’s dialogue between Ambrose and Augustine

Today is the feast of St. Edith Stein, co-patroness of Europe. This philosopher gave us a beautiful dialogue between two mighty Doctors of the Church, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. Here it is:
I AM ALWAYS IN YOUR MIDST
For December 7, … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose read without moving his lips!

Sometimes when I am given a book of a certain length to read I’ll quip, “That ought to keep my lips moving for a while!”
Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says:
1. Memoria sancti Ambrosii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Peace which is not tranquility.

In his daily, non-Magisterial of-the-cuff fervorino Pope Francis said this (remember, the Vatican doesn’t give us everything – they cut it up into little snippets they deem important and thus take everything out of context… I digress):
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“Jesus was full of joy, full … Continue reading

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“The book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write”… revisited.

I called it, “the book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write.”

You may recall my review of the book by Miles Hollingworth, St Augustine of Hippo, An Intellectual Biography.  As I said before, this is not a … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 137: Augustine on bad pastors; Sermon in the wake of Pope Francis’ interview

At the time of this writing it is still the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, aka the 18th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
It has been just a few days since the release of The … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 24th Ordinary Sunday – Does prayer make a difference? Or, God is our cosmic concierge.

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary amongst the prayers used during September.
Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, et, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

From a reader:
Thank you for the recommendation on the biography [of St. Augustine by Hollingworth]; I have purchased it at Amazon through your site. Can you recommend a good translation of the “Confessions” and/or “The City of God”? Kindle is … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on St. Augustine’s Feast: Mass streamed LIVE today

Pope Francis say Mass today, 28 August, at the Church of St. Augustine in Rome.
The Mass will be streamed live via the Internet beginning at 5:55 PM CET, 10:55 AM CDT, 11:55 AM EDT.
To watch on the Vatican web site, … Continue reading

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