St. Augustine’s Works in Today’s Language

“With his selections from and superb introduction to Augustine’s monumental City of God, Balthasar succeeds in making the text available to a new group of readers.” — David L. Schindler, Professor of Fundamental Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage The City of God Selections and Introduction by Hans Urs von Balthasar Saint Augustine Few books have impacted the West as deeply as The City of God. Yet few of us will ever read the epic work, which often stretches past one thousand pages. This volume offers a shorter, simpler road through Augustine’s masterpiece. Edited by Hans Urs von Balthasar, it presents key selections culled for their beauty and spiritual power, augmented by notes. Buy Now Use coupon code CITYOFGOD25 for 25% off* this title. Related Titles at 25% off* with Code CITYOFGOD25 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Give Us a Follow! *Offer expires January 11, 2022 11:59pm PT. 25% off applied to list price. Must use PROMO CODE: CITYOFGOD25. Promotional discounts are not combined when more than one coupon is used on an order. The greater promotional discount is...

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s Apostolate of Charity

SOURCE: https://catholicexchange.com/blessed-pier-giorgio-frassatis-apostolate-of-charity NOVEMBER 10, 2021 CHRISTINE M. WOHAR Every one of you knows that the foundation of our religion is Charity. — Pier Giorgio Frassati In the moving account of the death of Pier Giorgio Frassati writ­ten by his sister Luciana, his actions in his final hours showed the depth of his compassion for the poor and sick whom he took care of regularly. It was Friday, July 3, 1925. He would have normally gone that day to the weekly meeting of his Conference of St. Vincent de Paul. Instead, he was bedridden with a fatal diagnosis of polio and surrounded by his grieving family. Almost completely paralyzed at this point, he asked his sister to bring some items from his study and then wrote these barely legible instructions: These are the injec­tions for Converso. The pawn ticket belongs to Sappa; I had forgotten it, renew it on my account. Unnoticed Acts of Giving Requests like these would not have come as a surprise to his friend who received this note. After all, this was how Pier Giorgio spent so much of his life — doing one unnoticed act of charity after another. Providing medicine, schoolbooks, bus tickets, food, and...

St. Alphonsus Liguori: Patron Saint of Confessors & Lover of Souls

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori: priest, moral theologian, Doctor of the Church, founder of the Redemptorists, and ardent lover of souls. St. Alphonsus Liguori is also the patron saint of confessors. In a time when Confession has fallen by the wayside for far too many Catholics, including some priests, St. […] Source: St. Alphonsus Liguori: Patron Saint of Confessors & Lover of...