You are invited to join Saint Augustine and those who follow the Augustinian way of life on the journey to God through reflection on your own journey.
In this online retreat, you will be invited to reflect on the journey of Saint Augustine as recorded in The Confessions, where Augustine shares his own journey through restlessness and ongoing conversion from the wanderings of life towards God.
This online retreat is composed of 14 sessions. For each session, you are encouraged to watch a short video introduction produced by Fr. Art Purcaro, OSA.* Following the video introduction, we encourage you to read a book (or part of a book) from The Confessions. If you do not have a copy of The Confessions, you can read it online here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3296/3296-h/3296-h.htm. Following a reading from The Confessions we encourage you to spend some time reflecting and journaling about how the journey of Augustine relates to your own journey.
The video introductions were originally published by the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova at https://www.augustinian.org/confessions-of-saint-augustine-video-series.
Online Retreat Sessions
Session 1 – Introduction to the Confessions
- Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
- Watch the following video introduction to The Confessions
3. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.
4. You can begin exploring and reading The Confessions for free by clicking here.