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 October 30
The Need for Daily Bread
"When you say; "Give us this day our daily bread," you admit that you are God's beggar.  But do not be ashamed; however rich anyone may be on earth, that person is God's beggar. The beggar stands before the house of the rich Being.

Rich people need their "daily bread." Why do they have an abundance of everything? For no other reason than that God has given it to them. What, then, will they have if God should withdraw his aid?"
Sermon 56, 9
Prayer: Lord, all things are yours, for you made them. We thank you.
Sermon 16A, 6