Posts tagged St Augustine

Encountering Life in the Incarnation.

My thoughts about the Holy Family took me back a few days to the feast of St John the Apostle on 27th December. Time and again we see in John’s writing his struggle to put into words the experience he had of know Jesus. It comes in the prologue to his Gospel and again in […]

Let us not resist the first, so that we don’t fear the second.

You can feel the Liturgical Seasons change in the daily readings, as much as you can the natural seasons outside. This week, in the Gospel in Mass on Sunday, Jesus calls people to look for the signs of the coming of the Messiah. As it is Jesus who is speaking we see that he is […]

Engaging with Tradition 1.

Thoughts are still going through my head from a lecture a few weeks ago on Life in the Spirit and the Church. There was much discussion about the interaction between us as individuals and tradition and the teaching of the Church. A couple of days later, I remembered something from my degree days. One year […]

Thoughts from the Divine Office.

I was struck yesterday and today by quotes from the Office of Readings, both from the Confessions of St Augustine and both speak of his experience of God. Yesterday’s was this: “Let me know you, O you who know me; then shall I know even as I am known. You are the strength of my […]

St Augustine on desire for God.

I was struck by the second reading of the Office of Readings this morning. St Augustine writes on desire for God. If you don’t have a copy of the office, it can be read here. (This is a slightly different version to the one in the Office book) One paragraph that jumped out at me was […]