Blog Posts - St. 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

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

ERB Weekly Digest – Brené Brown, Jimmy Carter, Seamus Heaney, St. Augustine – August 28, 2015

    Sunday marks the 2nd anniversary of the death of Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Check out our tribute to him, featuring videos of him reading his work!    Admire Jimmy Carter’s grace in the face of cancer? His book SOURCES OF STR...
by The Englewood Review of Books on Aug 28, 2015

St. Augustine New World Gin Review

You know gin. It’s that juniper-forward spirit distilled from grains. Usually. But in this case, it’s a citrus-forward spirit distilled from sugar cane. It comes to us from St. Augustine Distillery in Florida, so suddenly this whole thing...
by Cocktail Enthusiast on Jul 8, 2015

EXPERIENCING HERITAGE: ILOCOS SUR

There are a lot of must-see places here in Ilocos. Our first stop was the Baluarte Zoo. The owner, Chavit Singson, open the zoo for free. There are tigers, birds and evena pony to ride on. There are also dinosaur statues to have pictures. Here is mys...
by Trek on Jun 22, 2015

Charm of our Nation’s Oldest City

“Our shores have been a place of discovery for over 441 years.” – City of St.Augustine This past July my best friend Katelyn and I went to St. Augustine on a day trip to celebrate her birthday. Having grown up together and only being a year apa...
by Orange Blossom Belle on Jan 22, 2015

Philosopher Fridays: Augustine on the Promise of Hope

Welcome to Philosopher Fridays, where I aim to expose the academic underpinnings of my thoughts on story-telling and writing. In this series I make no attempt to give a comprehensive view of any of the philosophers I tackle, but instead pick …...
by Stories & Soliloquies on Dec 26, 2014

Philosopher Fridays: Augustine on the Promise of Hope

Welcome to Philosopher Fridays, where I aim to expose the academic underpinnings of my thoughts on story-telling and writing. In this series I make no attempt to give a comprehensive view of any of the philosophers I tackle, but instead pick …...
by Stories & Soliloquies on Dec 26, 2014

Philosopher Fridays: Augustine on the Promise of Hope

Welcome to Philosopher Fridays, where I aim to expose the academic underpinnings of my thoughts on story-telling and writing. In this series I make no attempt to give a comprehensive view of any of the philosophers I tackle, but instead pick …...
by Stories & Soliloquies on Dec 26, 2014

Quotes to Ponder

Quotes to PonderAll the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.—James Russell Lowell, 19th centuryNot everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.—Albert Einstein, 20th ce...
by The Potter and the Clay on Nov 17, 2014

An Educational Afternoon of Fun in St. Augustine #FamilyTravel #FLBlogTrip

The boys and I love to travel, and we do so about a third of the year. However, they still need to keep up with schooling. So, in addition to their regular school work, I try to do a bit of roadschooling with educational attractions, historic locatio...
by Life With 4 Boys on Nov 9, 2014

Philosopher Fridays: Expecting Ambiguity

Welcome to Philosopher Fridays. The purpose of this series is not to give a comprehensive overview of any particular thinker, but rather to explain what I find compelling in the work of each, particularly as it informs my view of … Continue rea...
by Stories & Soliloquies on Nov 7, 2014


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