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Reading & Studying Augustine: Why confessions may not always be the best place to start
Yesterday, I wrote about Augustine’s Confessions, today I want to write about the rest of his works. This post is especially written for anybody who has picked up the Confessions, and found it too confusing to continue. This is also for people who are interested in the Church Fathers, or particularly Augustine, but are somewhat at a loss from where to start (or go) after the Confessions. If you look at the bottom you can see which works are easier to read, and which are more challenging.
Augustine was incredibly popular in his day. Today, he is exiled from popular devotion, and left for those fancy inte-mallectuals over there. You don’t find Augustine statuettes or prayer cards in the Cathedral giftshop or your grandma’s purse. Despite his renown in his day, he is relatively untapped.
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Reading & Studying Augustine: Why confessions may not always be the best place to start

Yesterday, I wrote about Augustine’s Confessions, today I want to write about the rest of his works. This post is especially written for anybody who has picked up the Confessions, and found it too confusing to continue. This is also for people who are interested in the Church Fathers, or particularly Augustine, but are somewhat at a loss from where to start (or go) after the Confessions. If you look at the bottom you can see which works are easier to read, and which are more challenging.

Augustine was incredibly popular in his day. Today, he is exiled from popular devotion, and left for those fancy inte-mallectuals over there. You don’t find Augustine statuettes or prayer cards in the Cathedral giftshop or your grandma’s purse. Despite his renown in his day, he is relatively untapped.

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Enea Salmeggia (Il Talpino), Saint Augustine Enthroned Adored by Monks and Nuns, late 16th century

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Enea Salmeggia (Il Talpino), Saint Augustine Enthroned Adored by Monks and Nuns, late 16th century

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The Hospitality of Abraham and Sarah 

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The Hospitality of Abraham and Sarah 

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Fresco of the Hospitality of Abraham (4th Century). Hospitality of Abraham, Via Latina Catacomb, c. 300AD

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Fresco of the Hospitality of Abraham (4th Century). Hospitality of Abraham, Via Latina Catacomb, c. 300AD

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Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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A South German ‘Klosterarbeit’ of Our Lady of Good Counsel, whose feast is celebrated today.
Tradition holds that on 25 April 1467 the image of Our Lady of Good Counsel miraculously appeared in the church of Santa Maria in Genazzano, a town near Rome. It was believed to have been transported there by angels from Albania, which had been occupied by the Ottomans.

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A South German ‘Klosterarbeit’ of Our Lady of Good Counsel, whose feast is celebrated today.

Tradition holds that on 25 April 1467 the image of Our Lady of Good Counsel miraculously appeared in the church of Santa Maria in Genazzano, a town near Rome. It was believed to have been transported there by angels from Albania, which had been occupied by the Ottomans.

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April 25, feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist

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April 25, feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist

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By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity
with which, out of love for the world,
your Son handed himself over to death.

— The Collect of the Mass (Ordinary Form) for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday, and an appropriate closing prayer for today’s Office. (via laudsandvespers)

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