Augustinian Spirituality

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Who was St. Augustine? Why is he so important to Villanova University? How can an African bishop who lived in the in the 4th century be relevant to our lives today?

The resources assembled on this web site will give visitors brief answers to these questions and encourage deeper exploration of one of the most significant Christian thinkers in the Western world.

As you make your way through the variety of paths this website offers, we invite you to discover what they may have to offer you as you make your own spiritual journey at Villanova. As an Augustinian university, we hope that members of the campus community will be inspired by the resources provided at Augustine's values. For those whose interests focus on teaching and learning, we provide material on Augustine's perspective and pedagogy. And in "Resources for Restless Hearts" one will discover a variety of suggestions for developing and sustaining an Augustinian spirituality.

We thank you for visiting this site and encourage you as you explore the variety of ways of celebrating and living Augustine's spirituality at Villanova University.

Augustine Day by Day by John Rotelle, OSA (1986).
© Catholic Book Publishing Corporation is used with permission.
Printed copies may be obtained from the publisher.

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Tolle Lege

John 11: 1-45

In the Spirit of St Augustine ask yourself the question: “What about the readings of Palm Sunday get me excited?” Jesus is riding into town on a donkey and people are throwing a party! They’re are laying down their cloaks and scampering to cover the road with palm branches to celebrate His arrival. Wait…does this sound familiar? David did the same thing with the Arc of the Covenant! He danced before the Arc as it was brought into the city and so too are the people celebrating at Jesus’ entrance, the entrance of the New and Everlasting Covenant. Whenever we gather together and celebrate the Eucharist we celebrate Christ’s arrival into the Holy City, the Church, and his arrival among us. We are the Holy City, the Church and we’re called to announce His presence and throw a party that invites everyone to the table. How are you extending that invitation?



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