As either a reference book or a meditative resource, this book is wonderful, and the ramsgate benedictines of st. If youd like a little more bang for your buck, or if you have children who are older, there are also many compilation books available. Saints of augustine is a great read, better written than many other gaythemed ya books, and deserves to find a wider audience. Augustines abbey ramsgate, england publication date 1921 topics saints publisher london, a. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break this famous son of st. Augustines parents were of the respectable class of roman society, free to live on the work of others, but their means were sometimes straitened. Augustine high school offers a liberal arts education, one that aims to cultivate a broadly informed, highly st. We are a catholic liberal arts education for young men in an environment that promotes the development of mind, heart and body in the augustinian tradition. Aurelius augustinus, 354430, one of the latin fathers of the church and a doctor of the church, bishop of hippo near presentday annaba, algeria, b. But then sam cut charlie out of his lifeno explanation, no discussion, nothing. The most lasting philosophical influence on augustine is neoplatonism. In part, the book offers prayers and acts of devotion to help prepare an individual for public worship. Confessiones is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of books, by saint augustine of hippo.
Augustine was born in tagaste, a modest roman community in a river valley 40 miles 64 km from the mediterranean coast in africa, near the point where the veneer of roman civilization thinned out in the highlands of numidia. In this intensely personal narrative, augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in milan, his. My favorites are the once upon a time saints series and loyola kids book of heroes and loyola kids book of saints. On the trinity book 1 saint augustine of hippo audiobook. But it is precisely this, detailed in his book confessions which makes his story so relevant to us all. It is placed by him in his retractations among the works written. Enjoy the best saint augustine quotes at brainyquote. Library of fathers of the holy catholic church, expositions on the book of psalms, v6, by saint augustine of hippo life and labors of saint augustine, dr philip schaff life of saint augustine, bishop, confessor and doctor of the church, by p e moriarty. Buy a cheap copy of saint augustine book by garry wills. Some of our books are compilations of popular saints. Sometimes there are books that blow you out of the water with their brilliance, and sometimes there are books that leave you seething with rage at their missed opportunities and poor characterization, dialogue, etc. It felt like an eh, three stars read most of the way.
Monica follows augustine to milan and finds him a catechumen in the catholic church. Augustine of hippo has 915 books on goodreads with 172193 ratings. Buy the book saint augustine, florida bookstore, post. The book presents human history as a conflict between what augustine calls the earthly city often colloquially referred to as the city of man, but never by augustine and the city of god, a conflict that is destined to end in victory for the latter. Life as a st augustines student encompasses care across all areas, including spiritual, academic, wellbeing, physical and cultural. Saint augustine is considered as the patron saint for brewers, painters and theologicans.
Augustine, florida, former best friends charlie perrin and sam findley, now both sixteen, come to realize that their friendship is the only thing that will keep them afloat when each of their. Saint augustine stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Ambition spurs and alypius and nebridius join him in a confused quest for the happy life. Augustine of hippo also known as saint augustine, was a roman african, manichaean, early. It has been called a work of high art and a masterpiece beyond classification. Story of saint augustine english story of saints youtube. Augustine turns from his memories of the past to the inner mysteries of memory itself. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Saint augustines prayer book is a book of prayer and practice with disciplines, habits, and patterns for building a christian spiritual life. In his youth he went headlong into vice, and all but became a manichaean. He does not specify the authors and the exact subjects of the books of.
The first book of the confessions is devoted primarily to an analysis of augustines life as a child, from his infancy which he cannot recall and must reconstruct up through his days as a schoolboy in thagaste in eastern algeria. Augustines confessions is not the run of the mill autobiography, in many circles it is said that augustine invented the. A work that has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years. Wherein the truth of predestination and grace is defended against the semipelagians those people to wit, who by no means withdraw altogether from the pelagian heresy, in that they contend that the beginning of salvation and of faith is of ourselves. The confessions, on grace and free will, the city of god, on christian doctrine, expositions on the book of psalms. Covering everything from demons, to the authority of scripture, the human body, the nature of peace, the day of judgment, and more, books xixxii form a critical section in this magisterial work by the first truly great nonapostolic theologian. The confessions of saint augustine the catholic company. Augustine high school catholic high school san diego. Now fully revised and updated the book of saints is a comprehensive biographical dictionary of saints canonised by the roman catholic church. The intended audience for this book are those students and. Wasting no time in getting to the philosophical content of his autobiography, augustines account of his early years leads him to reflect on human origin, will.
Collection americana digitizing sponsor brigham young university contributor. These are shorter studies on the lives of the saints. As part of private reflection and prayer, the tradition from which this book grows includes prayers and litanies addressed to. It will help you to develop strong habits of prayer, to prepare for and participate in public liturgy thoughtfully, and to nurture a mind and soul ready to work and give and pray for the spread of the kingdom. On christian doctrine, answer to faustus, a manichean, homilies on the first epistle of john, on the predestination of the saints, confessions, city of god, and on the trinity. It contains the names of over 10,000 saints, including all modern ones, with significant information about their lives and achievements. Retelling the story of his long struggle with faith and ultimate conversion the first such spiritual memoir ever recorded saint augustine traces a story of sin, regret, and redemption that is both deeply personal and, at the same time, universal. Saint augustine biography, philosophy, major works. Levering notes that the purpose of this book is to present, to the reader, what most scholars consider to be the 7 most important works of augustine p.
We invite you to explore and discover our beliefs and values in action. Augustine of hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions. I bought this as a christmas present for my wife its truly a remarkable book, offering brief biographies of almost all the saints honored by the catholic church in the west, and many orthodox saints. He taught rhetoric at tagasta, carthage, rome and milan. The city of god is marked by people who forego earthly pleasure to dedicate themselves to the. Saint augustine his enchiridion to laurence, or, the chiefe and principall heads of all christian religion a most profitable booke to all those which desire to haue a most compendious briefe of augustines doctrine, out of augustine himselfe, when he was old, being repurged, by the old manuscript, of many. The nook book ebook of the saints of augustine by p. Augustine, saint, bishop of hippo the online books page. Saints of augustine was a quick read, but slow for me to get into.
Augustine of hippo saint bishop august 28 doctor of the church. It is a spiritual autobiography that transcends time and place. In gods searching presence, augustine undertakes to plumb the depths of his memory to trace the mysterious pilgrimage of grace which his life has been and to praise god for his constant and omnipotent grace. Heartfelt, incisive, and timeless, the confessions of saint augustine has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years. The last few chapters, though, rubbed some healing salve on my inner gay teen wounds and i was glad i stuck with the story through to the end. Augustine, also called saint augustine of hippo, original latin name aurelius augustinus, born november, 354, tagaste, numidia now souk ahras, algeriadied august 28, 430, hippo regius now annaba, algeria. Both admire ambrose but augustine gets no help from him on his personal problems. Catholic books on the saints for kids blessed is she. She brought him up as a christian, but he gave up his religion when he. Speaking of the twins jacob and esau, augustine wrote in his book on the gift of perseverance, it ought to be a most certain fact that the former.
The confessions of saint augustine, by saint augustine. Some of his youthful activities would be shocking even in the present day, and his conversion to christianity and subsequent ordination were very slow in coming. The ones for children make good gifts for first communions and confirmations. Though it was written a while ago, interestingly, it is, nonetheless, one of five bookss most recommended books. The journey begins with an introductory video and will be followed weekly by a video meditation on each of the books of st augustines master work. Join the legion of saints and searchers throughout sixteen centuries who have found, in augustine, a spiritual companion on the path toward a more personal relationship with. Wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. In his own day the dominant personality of the western church, augustine of hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of christian antiquity, and his confessions is one of the great works of western literature. Augustine was the son of saint monica and patrick who belonged to an upper middle class family. Confessions of saint augustine video series the augustinians. Therefore it is in vain that it is prescribed to me from that old book of mine, that i may not argue the case as i ought to argue it in respect of infants. The first one youve chosen is the confessions of st augustine, who was a bishop in hippo in modern day algeria in the 4th5th century and was canonized in 1298 by boniface viii.1080 306 401 935 1293 1306 298 671 325 745 580 1464 396 1453 1430 256 1038 1047 949 1458 321 1029 1069 1305 1117 430 556 834 228 470 907 322 421 1399 1060 236 1136 521 640 296 526 641 280 276 1343 801 522