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Augustine, Free Will and God’s Grace

In this video, Dr. Italy discusses Augustine's fight against both Manicheans and Pelagians defending free will on the one hand and the utter necessity of grace on the other. In this, video #20 in his series on the Catholic Theological Tradition, Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. (Dr. Italy)...

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Jesus, the Only Way to God – Augustine

Augustine had sought God through an exotic Eastern cult and then through the best that Greco-Roman philosophy had to offer before he finally found Him through the Catholic Christianity that he had rejected as a teen. So he could proclaim from personal experience that Jesus...

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Rejoice in Hope – Augustine

St. Augustine explains how we can rejoice and even delight in something that we can’t yet see and don’t yet possess. In so doing, he helps us understand better the power of the theological virtue of hope....

Grace, Works, & Humility – Augustine

Augustine makes clear that though grace must come before any good works that are truly pleasing to God, grace necessarily leads to good works which are really God's works in and through us as we tred the path of humility....

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Dazzled by the Brightness of God’s Light! – Anselm

This moving excerpt from the St. Anselm's Proslogion (Cap. 14, 16, 26) addresses God as the Supreme Mystery who dwells in inaccessible light, source of all wisdom and goodness. It is used in the Roman Office of Readings for the liturgical memorial (feast)of St. Anselm...

Agnes Virgin & Martyr-St. Ambrose

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]oday is the birthday of a virgin; let us imitate her purity. It is the birthday of a martyr; let us offer ourselves in sacrifice. It is the birthday of Saint Agnes, who is said to have suffered martyrdom at...