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 22
The Eternal Jerusalem
"Lord, I will leave others outside, breathing into the dust and filling their eyes with earth. But I will enter into my room and sing my songs of love to you.

I will remember Jerusalem with my heart stretching upward in longing for it: Jerusalem my homeland, Jerusalem my mother!"
Confessions 12, 16
Prayer: You, O God, probe me and know me. You know that I do not give consent to the deeds of the wicked. Toward those who hate peace, I am peaceable, until I arrive at that vision understood to be Jerusalem, the mother of us all, the eternal city.
Commentary on Psalm 138, 29