Thursday, August 28, 2008

Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo

Author, Bishop, Doctor of the Church, Philosopher, Theologian

Of his conversion, St. Augustine "confessed" to God:

Suddenly I found it delightful to be without those trivial pleasures that I had feared to lose and was now glad to reject.

My mind was at last free from the gnawing cares of ambition, of the hunger for gain; free to stop wallowing in self-indulgence and picking at the scab of lust. I was now talking freely to you, Lord God, my light, my wealth and my salvation.

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