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Quotes by "St. Augustine of Hippo"

St. Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430) was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions.

What is the meaning of the Coming of the Holy Ghost?

  What is the meaning of the Coming of the Holy Ghost? What did it accomplish? How did He tell…

St. Augustine of Hippo

“A life without eternity is unworthy of the name of life.”

A life without eternity is unworthy of the name of life. Only eternal life is true.

St. Augustine of Hippo

We are Here for Only an Instant. Everything Slips Away!

After so many sufferings, diseases, troubles and pains, let us return humbly to that One Being. Let us enter into…

Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new!

“Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within…

St. Augustine of Hippo

Why Mortal Sins Require Confession according to St. Augustine

In three ways then are sins remitted in the Church; by baptism, by prayer, by the greater humility of penance.

St. Augustine of Hippo

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord…”

“You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.”

St. Augustine of Hippo

“Pray as though everything depended on God…”

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

St. Augustine of Hippo

“We are Christians, and strangers on earth….”

“We are Christians and strangers on earth. Let none of us be frightened; our native land is not in this…

St. Augustine of Hippo

What’s the Difference between Reading and Understanding the Scriptures?

The wisdom of what a person says is in direct proportion to his progress in learning the Holy Scriptures –…

St. Augustine of Hippo

To Fall in Love with God is the Greatest romance

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the…

St. Augustine of Hippo

How to Discern Who You Can Help and Who You Can’t

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of…

St. Augustine of Hippo

What Should I Do If A Scripture Passage Isn’t Clear?

In matters that are obscure and far beyond our vision, even in such as we may find treated in Holy…