Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Augustine. It has been said that Augustine’s works are so numerous that anyone who says they’ve read them all is a liar, but two of Augustine’s works are his most famous: The Confessions and The City of God.
In honor of Augustine’s feast day we have two options for exercises.
1) Following Augustine’s example in The Confessions renarrate your last month as a prayer to God. Tell God all that happened, high and low, and ask God to shed divine light on your experiences.
2) Read and reflect on Book XIX of The City of God. Here Augustine lays out a theology of peace. Spend time reflecting on what Augustine is saying in this critical chapter. For some scholarly reflection on the passage see Peter Leithart’s reflections on his blog.