Thursday, April 24, 2008

April 24th andthe Conversion of St. Augustine

Today, April 24th, marks the day of St. Augustine's conversion.

Reading this scripture, Augustine felt as if his heart were flooded with light. He turned totally from his life of sin. He was Baptized by Ambrose during the Easter Vigil April 24, 387. His friend Alypius and his son Adeodatus were Baptized at the same time.

Later, reflecting on this experience, Augustine wrote his famous prayer: You have made us for yourself, Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. He went on to become a powerful influence on the spirituality and theology of the Christian Church.

Zenit reports that, on this day, the Order of Augustinian Recollects launched a website with information on the saint and saints of the order.

It is available in English, in Spanish and Portuguese

I'll have to explore this website more. It looks interesting. Here are some examples:

A Breakdown on the Life of St. Augustine

A Photo Gallery

While the website is still new, one disappointment is that the other languages seem limited. If you click on many of the links with English headlines, they take you to documents and links in Spanish. It's a start. Hopefully, they can eventually provide more of their info in English.

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