Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine

lesandro Preziosi plays Augustine during his young- and mid-adult years in RESTLESS HEART. St. Augustine was among the first group of four Doctors of the Church proclaimed in 1295 by Pope Boniface VIII. St. Augustine’s writing remain today among the most respected and beloved in the Catholic Church. Photo curtesy of Ignatius Press.

“Our hearts are restless, O God, until they rest in You.”The story begins at the end of St. Augustine’s life, in 430 A.D. The aged bishop (Franco Neri), philosopher and theologian talks to his niece as he tries to negotiate peace with the Vandals  as they lay siege to the city of Hippo in Northern Africa.Flash back to about the year 371 A.D. when a young Roman leaves Thagaste (in what is now Algeria) to pursue studies in rhetoric in Carthage (now a suburb of Tunis, Tunisia).  The young man, A … [Read more...]

Our Media World: Teaching Kids K-8 about Faith and Media heads to the printer!

 Here is the cover, front and back! OUR MEDIA WORLD by Sr. Gretchen Hailer, RSHM and I, will be published by Pauline Books & Media www.pauline.org in January, 2010 (God-willing and nothing unforeseen arises). More information to follow!Along with our 2007 book MEDIA MINDFULNESS: EDUCATING TEENS ABOUT FAITH & MEDIA (St. Mary's Press, www.smp.org), with the publication of OUR MEDIA WORLD, teachers, catechists, parents, youth ministers, those engaged in pastoral ministry for parents, … [Read more...]

See you at the NCEA April 14-16

Here's a good idea! If you will be attending the National Catholic Education Association conference this week at the convention center in Anaheim, first visit the booth of the Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books & Media (booth #634) where I will be signing books (as will Sr. Armanda Santos who has a beautiful new book out on st. Paul and Art).You may also want to attend one of my workshops:Tuesday, April 14Cinema Divina: shared Praxis and Prayer - Room 304 1:30pmNavigating Our Media … [Read more...]


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