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St. Augustine on St. John the Evangelist By St. Augustine of Hippo
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This is book one in a series of Scripture commentaries, sermons and homilies by great writers and thinkers from the early ages of the Church. In this book we offer 124 tractates and some select... More > sermons on the Gospel according to St. John the Evangelist and 10 homilies on St. John's First Catholic Epistle (1st John). St. Augustine is one of the most loved (and hated) of all classical Christian theologians, but no matter how one views him, it is hard to deny that he has shaped more than 1,500 years of Christian thinking and belief. He is also, perhaps more than any one other person, responsible for our cultural beliefs practises in the West.< Less
St. Augustine on St. John the Evangelist By St. Augustine of Hippo
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This is book one in a series of Scripture commentaries, sermons and homilies by great writers and thinkers from the early ages of the Church. In this book we offer 124 tractates and some select... More > sermons on the Gospel according to St. John the Evangelist and 10 homilies on St. John's First Catholic Epistle (1st John). St. Augustine is one of the most loved (and hated) of all classical Christian theologians, but no matter how one views him, it is hard to deny that he has shaped more than 1,500 years of Christian thinking and belief. He is also, perhaps more than any one other person, responsible for our cultural beliefs practises in the West.< Less
Confessions of St. Augustine By St. Agustine
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Great art Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Thy power, and Thy wisdom infinite. And Thee would man praise; man, but a particle of Thy creation; man, that bears about him his... More > mortality, the witness of his sin, the witness that Thou resistest the proud: yet would man praise Thee; he, but a particle of Thy creation. Thou awakest us to delight in Thy praise; for Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee. Grant me, Lord, to know and understand which is first, to call on Thee or to praise Thee? and, again, to know Thee or to call on Thee? for who can call on Thee, not knowing Thee? for he that knoweth Thee not, may call on Thee as other than Thou art.< Less
Confession of St. Patrick By St. Patrick
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St. Patrick is a patron saint of Ireland. Although many details of his life are shrouded in mystery and legend, it is clear that St. Patrick had a profound impact upon the people of Ireland. The... More > Confessions of St. Patrick is the brief story of St. Patrick's life, told through his own eyes. The work provides an intriguing glance into one of history's best-known saints. The Confessions of St. Patrick is similar to St. Augustine's Confessions --they are more theological in nature than autobiographical. Scholars have speculated that St. Patrick penned this work in defense of his good name, after having his character attacked by people in power. Regardless, it provides a stirring account of the miraculous ways that God works, and encourages believers into a life of courage and holiness. -Tim Perrine, CCEL Staff Writer< Less
Holy Rule of St. Benedict By Benedict St.
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St. Benedict originally intended this text for use in monasteries. St. Benedict highlights the importance of peace, prayer, work, sacrifice, humility, frugality, and obedience. His guidelines are to... More > aid those in the pursuit of godliness, and he shares how individuals should relate to each other, authority, and guests. St. Benedict explains the responsibilities of the Abbott, or community leader, in whose care rests the welfare of the community's members. The Rule of St. Benedict provides tangible advice regarding how a community of Christians can cultivate contented souls that are modest and free from want. This book contains a thorough set of principles for those who wish to grow in God's love by communally engaging in Christ-like disciplines. -Emmalon Davis, CCEL Staff Writer< Less
Confessions [St. Augustine] By ST. AUGUSTINE
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ST. AUGUSTINE Confessions Aurelius Augustine was born at Tagaste, a city of Numidia, on November 13, 354. This greatest of the Latin Christian Fathers was the son of a magistrate named Patricius, who... More > was a pagan till near the close of his life. Augustine was sent to school at Madaura, and next to study at Carthage. His mother, Monica, early became an ardent Christian, and her saintly influence guided the youth towards the light; but entanglement in philosophic doubts constrained him to associate with the Manichæans, and then with the Platonists. His mental struggles lasted eleven years. Going to Rome to teach rhetoric, he was invited to Milan to lecture, and there was attracted by the eloquent preaching of Bishop Ambrose. His whole current of thought was changed, and the two became ardent friends. In 391, Augustine was ordained priest by Valerius, Bishop of Hippo, whose colleague he was appointed in 395.< Less
Tractates on the Gospel of St. John By St. Augustine
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Philokalia By St. Nikodemos St. Makarios
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An anthology of texts that were written between the 4th and 15th centuries by mostly monastic writers of the Christian hesychast tradition. The book is a principal spiritual text for all the Eastern... More > Orthodox Churches, and its popularity has spread to include Western Christians due to the growing interest in contemplative prayer. The texts were chosen because of their teachings on the way to self-perfection, illumination, and purification, with a strong emphasis on inward prayer. The full name of the text is The Philokalia of the Neptic Saints gathered from our Holy Theophoric Father, through which, by means of the philosophy of ascetic practice and contemplation, the intellect is purified, illumined, and made perfect. That title distinguishes it from many other books of monastic spirituality that are also titled Philokalia (or Philocalia), and also gives emphasis to the Greek nepsis, or "watchfulness".< Less
The Third St. Matthew's Cookbook By St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
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The Third St. Matthew's Cookbook. A collection of recipes from the first two St. Matthew's cookbooks with the addition of many more recipes from current parishioners. This book also includes short... More > stories depicting how food, church, community are all intertwined.< Less