Saints: August 2006 Archives

Happy Feast Day to Me!


Today is the Memorial of St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Patron of pretty much everybody: from beer brewers to people with sore eyes to the Diocese of Kalamazoo to yours truly.

Here is the Catholic Encyclopedia entry for Augustine.
Here is an English translation of the Confessions online.

And here is the text (courtesy of Zenit) of the Holy Father's address before praying the Angelus yesterday, which he dedicated to St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica:

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Today, Aug. 27, we remember St. Monica, and tomorrow we will remember her son, St. Augustine: Their testimonies can be of great consolation and help for many families also of our time.

Monica, born in Tagaste, in present-day Algeria (in Souk-Arhas), of a Christian family, lived in an exemplary way her mission of wife and mother, helping her husband Patricius to discover, little by little, the beauty of faith in Christ and the strength of evangelical love, capable of overcoming evil with good.

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