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

Our guide Fr. Joseph Fox, O.P. explains the layout of Ostia Antica.

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...]

Person of the Day: St. Quodvultdeus

In the Office of Readings for today, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, is a sermon from St. Quodvultdeus, bishop.“Who?” I thought.  So here is his story:Quodvultdeus was a father of the church.  He lived in Carthage in the early fifth century, and he became a deacon in 421 A.D.  He corresponded with St. Augustine, who served as his spiritual mentor; and like Augustine, he was an opponent of Arianism.  Augustine dedicated some of his writings to Quodvultdeus.When Carthage was captured b … [Read more...]