We, the Catholic Church of St. Augustine, celebrating God's grace
to be fully a Sacrament of Salvation for all, are called to continuous
conversion and growth in faith and service. We seek to be a community, living in praise, humility and simplicity, witnessing to God's love. By the power of the Holy Spirit and through our baptismal committment may we seek to live out this call for the glory of God our Father.
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.
"Thou hast made us for Thyself O Lord and our hearts shall never rest until they rest in Thee." -St. Augustine
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On the Mount of Beatitudes, Jesus, the Son of God,
proclaims: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, those who suffer, who are persecuted…”. Those words are the summary of the New Law: “Love your enemies, do good to those who persecute you”. This is the path to life, the path to being blessed.
What Jesus proclaims here is foolish in man’s sight: in fact, how can “poverty in spirit” be an occasion for rejoicing? The meek, those who hunger for righteousness, those who are persecuted, they are all called to “rejoice…[and to] inherit the land…”. What an absurdity! How can that be?! What is more foolish, more absurd, than suffering?