Augustine 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 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 find particular help in 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
Augustine Day-by-Day July 28
Love Reaches Out
"Moreover, this is the rule of love: the good that we desire for ourselves we desire for our neighbor also; and the evil that we are unwilling to undergo we wish to prevent from happening to our neighbor.

All who love God will have such a desire toward everybody."
True Religion 87
Prayer: O Lord, my God, let my soul praise you that it may love you. Let it recount to you your mercies that it may praise you for them all.
Confessions 5, 17