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Continence in Spouses and Virgins

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in his treatise De bono coniugale (On the Good of Marriage) shows how the same virtue is at the heart of both marriage and celibacy. 383 more words


St Augustine on the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21)

On the words of the gospel, +Lc 12,15  “And he said unto them, take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness.”1

1. I Doubt not but that ye who fear God, do hear His word with awe, and execute it with cheerfulness; that what He hath promised, ye may at present hope for, hereafter receive. 3,285 more words


Two Fears

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) discusses two kinds of fear in Tractate 43 of his Lectures on the Gospel of St. John.

He begins by citing these texts: “There is no fear in love but perfect love casteth out fear” (1 Jn 4:18), and “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever” (Ps 19:9). 366 more words


Sin By Generation

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in Book II of his De nuptiis et concupiscentia (On Marriage and Concupiscence) explains how original sin is transmitted from one generation to the next, beginning with Adam and Eve. 403 more words


Augustine of Hippo: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”

Recollecting your request and my promise, that…I would write you something on the subject of prayer to God, I feel it my duty now to discharge this debt, and in the love of Christ to minister to the satisfaction of your pious desire. 417 more words


St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 123

1 …Let this singer ascend; and let this man sing from the heart of each of you, and let each of you be this man, for when each of you saith this, since ye are all one in Christ, one man saith this; and saith not, “Unto Thee, O Lord, have” we “lift up” our “eyes;” but, “Unto Thee, O Lord, have I lift up mine eyes” (ver. 2,375 more words


Quote of the Day

Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

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