November 13, 2019

AUGUSTINE: HIDDEN THINGS: Mt 11:25

Sermon 67.…. On the words of the gospel, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding,” etc. (Mt 11:25) When the Holy Gospel was being read, we heard that the Lord Jesus exulted in Spirit, and said, “I confess to Thee, O […]

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached

Isaiah Prophesies Fulfilled- By Him or still looking for another? Jesus responds with his fulfillment of the Isaiah prophesied over 500 to 800 years earlier, as the sure sign of the Messiah. For every Jew, these were the signs of the King, Not to be mistaken. Many had come claiming to be the one…but who […]

St. Augustine’s, Homily 7 on the First Epistle of John; of Christian Love – 1 John4:4-12

1 John4:2-12 ‘Douay Rheims’ [2] By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: [3] And every spirit that dissolve Jesus, is not of God: and this is Anti-Christ, of whom you have heard that he come, and he is now […]

The Death of Martyrs is Precious, bought at the Price of Christ’s death

(Sermo 329 in natali martyrum: PL 38, 1454-1456; St Augustine, Bishop, Doctor – of Grace) The church everywhere flourishes through the glorious deeds of the holy martyrs. With our own eyes we can judge the truth of our song, that the death of his saints is precious in the sight of The Lord. [Psalms 115:15] […]

Augustine on Marital Chastity

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church, in his moral treatise ‘On the Good of Marriage,’ writes on the subject of sexual intercourse within marriage: “…nor be changed into that use which is against nature, on which the Apostle could not be silent, when speaking of the excessive corruptions of unclean and impious men…. […]

Whether they like it or not, those who are Outside the Church are our Brothers

Saint Augustine discourse on Ps32,29; CCL38, 272-273 We entreat you, brothers, as earnestly as we are able, to have charity, not only for one another, but also for those who are Outside the Church. Of these some are still pagans, who have not yet made an act of faith in Christ. Others are separated, in […]

The VOICE of One Crying in the Wilderness:

(Sermo 293,1-3 PL38, 1327-1328 By: St. Augustine, Doctor, Bishop of Hippo) Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou came forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations. And the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth: […]

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