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St . Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine, Biography and Writings, Early CHurch FatherSt. Augustine of Hippo: Biography and Selected Online Writings

Early Church Father and Doctor of the Church

(scroll down for a list of online writings) Life: St. Augustine, born in Roman N. Africa to a devout Catholic mother and a pagan father, was a notoriously rebellious Catholic teenager who cohabitated with a girlfriend, joined an exotic Eastern cult, and ran away from his mother. 

 

Augustine became a brilliant and renowned teacher of public speaking and was appointed by the emperor to teach in Milan, Italy, at that time the administrative capital of the Western Roman empire.  While there, he happened to hear the preaching of the bishop of Milan, Ambrose, who baptized him in 386. 

 

St. Augustine ultimately renounced his secular career, put away his mistriss, and became first a monk, then a priest, then the bishop of Hippo, a small town on the N. African Coast.  The voluminous writings of this Early Church Father span every conceivable topic in theology, morality, philosophy, and spirituality.  St. Augustine of Hippo is commonly recognized as the great teacher in the Western Church between the New Testament and St. Thomas Aquinas.

 

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The Early Church Fathers

A society characterized by the violence, loss of respect for life, exotic religious cults, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, and even pedophilia. No, we're not talking about modren times -

The Early Church Fathers succeeded in bringing a Pagan society to Christ. If we pay attention to what they taught, we will succeed in doing the same for our own de-Christianized society!

 

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Title Category Excerpt Download
12/6 St. Nicholas Day December 6 Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Papacy,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Action and Contemplation-Augustine Easter Season,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Christian Lifestyle,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Ascension of Christ - St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Easter Season
Yes Download
Birth of John the Baptist - St Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Christ the New Solomon, the Church the New Temple - Augustine Church (ecclesiology),
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Christ's Second Coming--St. Augustine Heaven,
Hell,
Purgatory,
2nd Coming of Christ
Yes
Christian Leadership Entails Rigorous Accountability--Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Christian Lifestyle,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes
Church as Shepherd of Straying Sheep Early Church Fathers Yes Download
City of the Lord is the Church -- St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Church (ecclesiology)
Yes
Discipline of Trials--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Christian Lifestyle,
Virtues & Christian Character,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Do What They Say, Not What They Do - St. Augustine Catholic Bible Study Yes Download
Easter Alleluia-St Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Easter Season,
Liturgy and 7 Sacraments
Yes Download
Easter Octave, Baptism as New Creation in Christ - Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Easter Season,
Baptism
Yes Download
Grace and Law--Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Christian Lifestyle
Yes
Grace before works --St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Passion of Christ,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes Download
His Death is our Hope - St. Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Passion of Christ
Yes Download
Hope Means Stretching our Hearts - Augustine Virtues & Christian Character,
Catholic Bible Study
No Download
Jesus Christ the Mediator between God and Man-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ
Yes
Jesus is the Only Way--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ
Yes
John is the Voice, Jesus is the Word--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Late Have I Loved You-Augustine Prayer and Spirituality,
Catholic Saints
Yes Download
Letter 130 to Proba-Augustine Prayer and Spirituality No
Light of the World-Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources Yes Download
Lord, You Know Me-St Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes
Martha and Mary -- St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Blessed Virgin Mary
Yes
Mary Conceived in Faith-Augustine Blessed Virgin Mary,
Evangelization
Yes Download
Monica, Model of Catholic Christian Motherhood--St. Augustine Marriage and Family,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Negligent Shepherds--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes
New Commandment of Love-Augustine Easter Season,
Virtues & Christian Character,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Our Father, the Lord's Prayer-Augustine Prayer and Spirituality Yes Download
Our Heart is Restless-St Augustine Prayer and Spirituality,
Trinity
Yes Download
Overcoming Temptation -- St. Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Christian Lifestyle
Yes Download
Passion of the Whole Body of Christ - St Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Passion of Christ,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes Download
Path of Humility-St Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Passion of Christ
Yes
Paul to the Galatians-Augustine Catholic Bible Study Yes
Perfection of Love - St. Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Passion of Christ,
Catholic Bible Study,
Catholic Saints
Yes Download
Peter and Paul -- St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Papacy,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Please God not Men-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Pray Without Ceasing Through the Desire of the Heart-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes Download
Prayer at the Appointed Hours-Augustine Prayer and Spirituality Yes Download
Prayer Expands Desire-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes
Rejoice in the Lord Always -- St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes
Sacrifice to God is a Contrite Spirit-St Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Samaritan Woman-St. Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Seek Out the Lost--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes
Semon to Catchumens on the Creed-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Baptism
No
Separated Brothers-Augustine on Christian Unity Early Church Fathers,
Church (ecclesiology)
Yes
Shepherds who feed themselves-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Bible Study,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Sing to the Lord a New Song - St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Easter Season,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes Download
Sing Your Way Through Temptations--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes Download
Spirit Pleads for Us--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality,
Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit
Yes Download
St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr -- St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Saints
Yes
St. Vincent, Deacon-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Saints
Yes Download
The Martyrs' Cup-Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Saints
Yes
True Sacrifice of the Whole Body of Christ-Augustine Eucharist Yes Download
Venerate, do not Worship, the Martyrs -- St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Virgin Mary, the Church, and Evangelization -Augustine Blessed Virgin Mary,
Evangelization
Yes
Vision of God in Heaven--Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ,
Revelation and the Word of God
Yes
We Are God's Flock-St Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
We Celebrate the Martyrs with Love and Fellowship - St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Saints
Yes
We Pray to Him and Through Him -- St. Augustine Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ,
Liturgy and 7 Sacraments,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Weak Christians--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes
Why Celebrate Christmas?--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ
Yes Download
Word of Life made Visible--St. Augustine Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ
Yes

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