Diocese of St. Augustine Honors the Virgin Mary, Breastfeeding Mother

On Saturday, October 11, the Diocese of St. Augustine will honor Mary in her role as a new mother nursing her infant.Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, head of the northeastern Florida diocese which is the oldest diocese in the United States, has declared the Feast of Our Lady of La Leche to be celebrated throughout the diocese.He also instituted a Jubilee Year in commemoration of the Blessed Mother, celebrating the 450th anniversary of the founding of America's oldest city at the site of the cu … [Read more...]

If Augustine Could Sing, He Might Sound Like This….

Late to Love

Sam Rocha is a talented guy: a professor of philosophy of education, and a darned good writer, to boot. He's written some college textbooks, and Sam's blog is making waves here at Patheos.I didn't know until a few months ago, though, that Sam Rocha is also an accomplished guitarist and vocalist. Sam has combined two of his interests—his music and his Catholic faith—in a new CD, Late to Love. Based on the Confessions of St. Augustine, Late to Love is an interesting blend of soul music for the … [Read more...]

Ostia Antica: St. Augustine’s Home Town

Theatrical masks advertise that this was an entertainment forum

On August 28, we celebrate the feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, the North African convert who became one of Catholicism's greatest educators after his conversion.I've posted several articles about St. Augustine (here and here and here).  I thought I’d round out the series with a few pics from some of his favorite hometown haunts.Back in 2003 or 2004, I had the privilege of leading a group of pilgrims to some of the fun spots in and around Rome.   One of my favorite spots, outside of t … [Read more...]