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    friarfriend:

    On the feast of Our Mother of Consolation, we Augustinians honor Mary who, according to popular tradition, gave St. Monica the cincture of our Order. I received this cincture when I was invested with the habit at the beginning of novitiate, so not quite as exciting, but here it is :)

    Br. Max, OSA

    Follow friarfriend, I have included crusadermaximus as one of the publishers of this blog! He, as you might know, made his First Vows as an Augustinian, and is currently in Chicago studying. Having him involved will certainly make friarfriend a more active tumblr.

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    Reading & Studying Augustine: Why confessions may not always be the best place to start
Yesterday, I wrote about Augustine’s Confessions, today I want to write about the rest of his works. This post is especially written for anybody who has picked up the Confessions, and found it too confusing to continue. This is also for people who are interested in the Church Fathers, or particularly Augustine, but are somewhat at a loss from where to start (or go) after the Confessions. If you look at the bottom you can see which works are easier to read, and which are more challenging.
Augustine was incredibly popular in his day. Today, he is exiled from popular devotion, and left for those fancy inte-mallectuals over there. You don’t find Augustine statuettes or prayer cards in the Cathedral giftshop or your grandma’s purse. Despite his renown in his day, he is relatively untapped.
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    Reading & Studying Augustine: Why confessions may not always be the best place to start

    Yesterday, I wrote about Augustine’s Confessions, today I want to write about the rest of his works. This post is especially written for anybody who has picked up the Confessions, and found it too confusing to continue. This is also for people who are interested in the Church Fathers, or particularly Augustine, but are somewhat at a loss from where to start (or go) after the Confessions. If you look at the bottom you can see which works are easier to read, and which are more challenging.

    Augustine was incredibly popular in his day. Today, he is exiled from popular devotion, and left for those fancy inte-mallectuals over there. You don’t find Augustine statuettes or prayer cards in the Cathedral giftshop or your grandma’s purse. Despite his renown in his day, he is relatively untapped.

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    8 Reasons Why Augustine & The Confessions still Matter

    I believe that plenty of people who call themselves atheists, agnostics, or renounced their Catholic faith not are irreedemably damned.

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    Aug 4 is my anniversary of Religious Vows and Consecration. Please join me I’m giving thanks to God!

    O God, the Father of every gift, we confess that all we have and are comes down from you; teach us to recognize the effects of your boundless care and to love you with a sincere heart and with all our strength. Through Christ our Lord.

    photos from my first vows Mass at Our Mother of God Counsel Church, LA, CA 2007. Revolution of the Heart is my hip hop album telling the story.

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    I turn to #Augustine for help with preparing my #homily an #Augustinian secret

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    Digital Augustinian Publications

    Several years ago, I had a brief meeting with the Vicar General (Right hand man of the Prior General who is elected by us to be in charge for a term). Most of the meeting was for him to get a sense of how things have been working out for me over my time in formation. (Formally, this also gives a chance for each friar to have a voice). At the end of the meeting, I recommended that we make our documents available digitally.

    Within the past year, the Constitutions were put on the Order website in PDF form, available here. A few additional documents were added.

    Within the past month, they have uploaded pdfs of their bi-annual magazine OSA Interactive. You can download the latest issue, as well as a few past issues here.

    Speaking on terms of digital publications, Villanova University has published a few issues of an annual magazine titled Heart of the Matter, which. The magazine brings Augustinian Spirituality & Identity to contemporary issues, particularly those concerned with higher education. The current two issues are available here.

    Finally, my own california province has put all their back issues on pdf form on our website. You can find them here.

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    New #breviary #leather #cover #augustine embroidered #augustinians #augustinian

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    New Evangelizers: Augustine & Conversion

    My latest post for New Evangelizers is up. In this one I connect it to tomorrow’s Feast: The Conversion of Augustine.

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    "Do not say that you have chaste minds if you have unchaste eyes, because an unchaste eye is the messenger of an unchaste heart."

    — St Augustine

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    Augustine & Augustinian fandom

    If you haven’t followed my other Augustine & Augustinian fandom blog yet, do so now! I am loading it with all kinds of new content for the year. My goal is to make Augustine viral, will you help!?!?!

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    friarfriendship:

    Two Augustinian Deacon Stoles.

    Our Mother of Good Counsel

    Holy Father Saint Augustine

    I received these as gifts preparing for my Ordination to the Diaconate next month.

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    in case you missed it

    My other tumblr blog: Friar Friendship.

    As I am using this blog for mostly Hip Hop & Theology (and otherwise wordy commentary blogging), I am going to be using my other blog for more Augustinian Life posts, Augustine quotes, as well as plenty of Catholic tumblr reblogging. If you want more pictures and less words, follow Friar Friendship. With the exception, I will be posting a series over there explaining the extent of the Augustinian Family (Friars, Sisters, Laity). I will be picking up from this disembodied post: Urban Monks, Monastaries, Friars, & Mendicant Orders.

    Follow and help make Augustine viral.

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    "The Son of God with no mother conceiving him, the Son of man with no man begetting him; bringing fruitfulness to a woman by his coming, not depriving her of her integrity by his being born."

    — St. Augustine, (Sermon 215, 3)

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    Friar is for Friendship: Augustine's Litany

    Lord Jesus, let me know myself, let me know You. 
    Let me have no desire apart from You. 
    Let me look down on self and love only You. 
    Let me do all for love of You. 
    Let me be humble while exalting You. 
    Let me not think of anything but You. 
    Let me die to self but live in You. 
    Let me see everything as a gift from You. 
    Let me deny myself but follow You. 
    Let me turn from self but turn to You. 
    Let me deserve to have You at my side. 
    Let me have fear of self and fear of You. 
    Let me be found among Your chosen ones. 
    Let me distrust myself but trust in You. 
    Let me be ready to obey for love of You. 
    Let me not cling to anything but You. 
    Let me be poor for the sake of You alone. 
    Look on me that I may love You; 
    call me, that I may see You 
    and enjoy Your presence forever. Amen. 

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