Lent and Easter Wisdom From St. Augustine
by Agnes Cunningham, SSCM
"In humility and charity, by fasting and giving, by restraining ourselves and pardoning, by paying out good deeds and not paying back bad ones, by turning away from evil and doing good, our prayer seeks peace and obtains it." - St. Augustine, Sermon 206, 3
Augustine of Hippo is arguably one of the more influential Fathers of the Church, but it is not because of his famous works on theology and philosophy that we look to his as a figure of wisdom. Augustine's writings and ponderings on his personal transformation tell a wonderful story of conversion, reminding us of our own daily conversions. By meditating on these passages, we can transform our own lives, and join in St. Augustine's confession of praise.
In Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Augustine, Agnes Cunningham, SSCM, uses passages from St. Augustine's writings to guide and inspire our journey this Lenten season. Augustine's rich spiritual life forges our way during this season of repentance and redemption as we continue to explore the mystery of our salvation.
Advent and Christmas Wisdom From G. K. Chesterton
Compiled by Thom Satterlee and Robert Moore-Jumonville As one of the few relatively recent Christian writers who are admired and quoted by Christians at all ends of the spectrum, G.K...
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen
The inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration....
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Padre Pio
Compiled by Anthony F. Chiffolo Saint Pio of Pietrelcina--probably best known as Padre Pio--knew with complete certainty that at all times his place was beside Jesus, whether it be Jesus...