Catholic Living

From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, Lord, deliver us!
Who I Follow
You are my Lord, because You have no need of my goodness.
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions
And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions
I held my heart back from positively accepting anything, since I was afraid of another fall, and in this condition of suspense I was being all the more killed.

St. Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions

also, me on discerning religious life

doomsdaypicnic:

catholicliving:

If I have to hear that St Augustine was the wild child of the Catholic Church one more time, I’m seriously going to go St Nicholas on somebody’s face.

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And I thought I’d have to wait till Christmas to use this one:

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The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions
I call ‘charity’ the motion of the soul toward the enjoyment of God for His own sake, and the enjoyment of one’s self and of one’s neighbor for the sake of God.
St. Augustine of Hippo, On Christian Doctrine
For no one should consider anything his own, except perhaps a lie, since all truth is from Him who said, ‘I am the Truth.’
St. Augustine of Hippo, On Christian Doctrine
We made bad use of immortality, and so ended up dying; Christ made good use of mortality, so that we might end up living.
St. Augustine of Hippo, Teaching Christianity

you guys, stop treating Saint Augustine like the low-hanging fruit of the Catholic Church

Praying the stray away since 350 A.D.

If I have to hear that St Augustine was the wild child of the Catholic Church one more time, I’m seriously going to go St Nicholas on somebody’s face.