August 29, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews
Feast Days of Saints Monica and Augustine
These past two days, August 27 and 28, we celebrated the memory of Saints Monica and Augustine, mother and son, who assisted one another along the path to holiness of life. Monica was certainly more intentional in doing so. Though long desiring Augustine’s professional and material success, she nonetheless prayed, argued, and wept for his spiritual well-being. “She was twice a mother to me,” Augustine wrote, ” she brought me to birth, both in her flesh, so that I was born into this temporal light, and in her heart, that I might be born into eternal light.” Augustine’s contribution to Monica’s growth in faith and love, on the other hand, was more indirect, precisely due to his stubbornness and waywardness, which made Monica pray all the more and place all her trust in God’s grace, her own influence on her son being insufficient to bring him to the Lord.
An Introduction to the Confessions of Saint Augustine 
Book IV in Spanish
Fr. Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A., presents An Introduction to the Confessions of Saint Augustine Book IV in Spanish.
17th Annual Cascia Classic
“Cascia Classic is a special day where we get to celebrate important things like family, faith and friends. Our golf outing was a little different this year — masks, social distancing, elbow bumps instead of hugs, but we managed to have a great day, and as usual Saint Rita and Fr. Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. provided beautiful weather. Not everyone was able to join us this year, but you were with us in spirit.” -Fr. Rob Hagan, O.S.A.
The Cascia Classic Committee and the Province’s Office of Advancement would like to thank all who participated in last Friday’s 17th Annual Cascia Classic Golf Tournament. Together, you helped to raise over $70,000 for Augustinian ministries! Save the date for next year’s tournament: August 20, 2021. View photos from this year’s Cascia Classic here. If you were unable to join us, it’s not too late to make a donation here.
AUGUST 29
THE PASSION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
“My God, let me be thankful as I remember and acknowledge all your mercies. Let my whole self be steeped in love of you and all my being cry Lord, there is none like you! You have broken the chains that bound me; I will sacrifice in your honor.
-Confessions 8,1
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