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 these, we invite you to discover what the wisdom of St. Augustine and his followers may have to offer you as you make your own spiritual journey at Villanova. We hope that members of the campus community will find particular help in the resources provided at Augustine's values. For those with a particular interest in 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 August 28
For You I Am the Bishop
"Believe me, brothers and sisters, if what I am for you frightens me, what I am with you reassures me. For you I am the bishop; with you I am a Christian.

"Bishop," this is the title of an office one has accepted to discharge; "Christian," that is the name of the grace one receives. Dangerous title! Salutary name!"
Sermon 340, 1
Prayer: Lord, whether prosperity smiles or adversity frowns, let your praise be ever in my mouth.
Commentary on Psalm 138, 16