Augustine For Today

November 20 – SAINT BENIGNUS

“Perfect love or charity is the final, perfect gift of the Holy Spirit. First, however, comes the gift which consists in the forgiveness of sins, the benefaction by which we are delivered from the power of darkness, and the prince of this world is thrown outside by our faith; he is the one who is at work in the children of unbelief … It is by the Holy Spirit who gathers the people of God together into one, that the unclean spirit is cast out, who is divided against himself.”

Sermon 71, 19-20