OLDIE PODCAzT 44: St. Monica dies, Augustine weeps; Pope Benedict greets American seminarians

Here is an Oldie PODCAzT about St. Monnica, whose feast is celebrated today in the post-Conciliar calendar.


Today we hear from our frequent guest, St. Augustine of Hippo who speaks to us about the death of his mother, St. Monnica in 357 at Ostia, the port of Rome.  Augustine describes his mother’s life and death in Book 9 of his Confessions.  We hear both English and Latin today.

Also, we learn of the Via Francigena, the famous pilgrimage route.  The Holy Father mentioned it during his Angelus address on Sunday.  We will hear what happened when the Holy Father greeted the new American seminarians who are beginning their studies in Rome.

Finally, I have some of your voicemail feedback.


043 07-08-23 Benedict XVI on Mass “toward the Lord” and a prayer by St. Augustine
042 07-08-10 St. Augustine on St. Lawrence and how to be a Christian
041 07-08-09 Ratzinger on liturgical silence; silent Eucharist Prayer
040 07-08-02 Eusebius of Vercelli in exile; my column in on detractors of Summorum Pontificum
039 07-07-27 St. Augustine on Christ the Mediator; “for all” or “for many”?
038 07-07-25 Ratzinger on “active participation”; The Sabine Farm; Merry del Val’s music
037 07-07-18 The position of the altar and the priest’s “back to the people”



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