Blog Posts - Augustine



Christopher Columbus vs Ponce de León in search of the Fountain of Youth ( The real goal of every expedition )

The Fountain of Youth, 1546 painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder. photo: wikipedia.orgOn  April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León and his crew became the first recorded Europeans to set eyes on Florida. Legend holds that they made thi...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 10, 2016

Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

December 7th, is the memorial of Saint Ambrose, (c. 338 - 397) the 4th-century bishop and theologian, one of the four original doctors of the Church, famous for baptizing Saint Augustine. Originally a lawyer and provincial governor, Ambrose was named...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 6, 2016

Memorial of Saint Monica

Death of Saint Monica, scene from Life of Saint Augustine,Ottaviano Nelli, 1420-1425.August 27th, is the Memorial of Saint Monica, (333-387) the mother of Saint Augustine. Augustine’s life of sin and embrace of worldly pleasures is well k...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 26, 2016

Saint Monica Novena 2016 | Day 5

Saint Monica's son, Saint Augustine, rejected the Faith for many years. Monica had such a strong devotion to Christ that she persevered in hope that her son would one day return to God. Her faithfulness was rewarded. Today let us pray for those who h...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 22, 2016

Saint Monica Novena 2016 | Day 2

Saint Monica is the patron saint of mothers & wives. The vocation of motherhood (and fatherhood) is extremely important for our society and in the eyes of God. St. Monica prayed diligently for her children for years on end. May she intercede espe...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 19, 2016

Saint Monica Novena 2016 | Day 1

When Saint Monica was praying for her son's conversion, she prayed, fasted, and asked clergy to talk with him. They assured her it was useless after so many years. It turns out that nothing Is impossible with God. St. Monica's prayers made a differen...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 18, 2016

The Saint Monica Novena For Those Who Have Fallen Away Starts August 18th

The Saint Monica novena for those who have fallen away from the Church starts August 18th. St. Monica is most known for her intercessory prayers on behalf of individuals that have abandoned the Faith, as she prayed for the conversion of her son, the...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 17, 2016

Visiting St. Augustine

What do you get when you mix sun, surf and history together? You get St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is located on the East coast [...] The post Visiting St. Augustine appeared first on Everyday Life.
by Everyday Life on May 17, 2016

5 Reasons You Should Stay at Hampton Inn

I’m a Hampton Inn girl. I have stayed at many hotels over the years and have some good stays and some not so good stays [...] The post 5 Reasons You Should Stay at Hampton Inn appeared first on Everyday Life.
by Everyday Life on May 13, 2016

The Philosopher’s Lexicon: Theodicy

Welcome back to The Philosopher’s Lexicon. My primary goal in this series is to explore common philosophical vocabulary, hopefully transforming these words from useless jargon into meaningful terms. My secondary goal is to highlight how contentiou...
by Stories & Soliloquies on May 6, 2016

Medal of Honor

Staff Sergeant (then Specialist) Salvatore AugustineGiunta Citation:For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, on 25 October...
by Proof Positive on Mar 23, 2016

Outrage as School Proprietor Allegedly Flings Pupils Out of School Bus in Motion

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by Jobs & Scholarships in Nigeria on Mar 14, 2016

Sallie Mae sings along with Dee-1’s hit about paying off student loan debt

A former middle school math teacher has struck a chord with a rap video relating how he became one of […] 2016 Best Companies to Refinance and Consolidate Your… July 28, 2015 5 steps to help you choose between refinancing and…...
by Credible Resource Center on Feb 25, 2016

The Problem with Love

As far as we can tell, historically there is no Saint Valentine that is particularly connected to February 14. Even if there were, it is difficult to imagine a saint promoting what we know as love. Love is a slippery … Continue reading →...

The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe

This is a novel. It is based on Saint Augustine's Confessions where he shares about his romance with the only woman that he ever loved. I have not read those writings myself. Suzanne M. Wolfe launches into the first chapter right away. She does not i...
by LifeLoveTruth on Feb 2, 2016

Vince Augustine's "Trash It": A thought-provoking documentary about the garbage crisis in Bangalore

A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureMovements often get started with a single solemn step aimed at spreading awareness among the people with the hope of mobilizing them against an emerging crisis. One such attempt is made by Vince Augustine who quit his c...
by A Potpourri of Vestiges on Jan 26, 2016

Christmas with St. Augustine

Image via Wikipedia This is and excerpt from a sermon by St. Augustine (Sermo 185: PL 38, 997-999) on the mystery of the incarnation which is used by some on Christmas: Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up f...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 25, 2015

Weekend Guide to Savannah and St. Augustine

When I planned my road trip from North Carolina to Florida, I kept a lot of pit stops on the way. Although, I was looking forward to getting to Orlando, Miami and Key West, I also wanted to stop and... Continue Reading →...
by thevagabondwayfarer on Nov 27, 2015

Florida to North Carolina

Since I-95 was closed due to flooding in South Carolina, we decided to drive to North Carolina via a western route. The first night we stayed in St. Augustine to once again visit this historic city. We entered Flagler College, which used to be an orn...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Oct 19, 2015

The past is not dead; it is not even past: a sermon on Augustine and the Donatists

Have you read True History of the Kelly Gang, the Booker Prize-winning novel by Peter Carey? It’s about the eponymous Ned Kelly, a sort of Robin Hood figure in the turn of the 19th century Australian outback. It’s a dazzling read. Not only becaus...
by Faith and Theology on Sep 24, 2015


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