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A Journey Through The Confessions by Saint Augustine

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.


Session 1 – Introduction to the Confessions

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. 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.


Session 2 – Book 1

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book 1 of The Confessions

3. Read Book I of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 3 – Book 2

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book II of The Confessions

3. Read Book II of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 4 – Book 3

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book III of The Confessions

3. Read Book III of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 5 – Book 4

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book IV of The Confessions

3. Read Book IV of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 6 – Book 5

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book V of The Confessions

3. Read Book V of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 7 – Book 6

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book VI of The Confessions

3. Read Book VI of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 8 – Book 7

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book VII of The Confessions

3. Read Book VII of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 9 – Book 8

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book VIII of The Confessions

3. Read Book VIII of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 10 – Book 9

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book IX of The Confessions

3. Read Book IX of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 11 – Book 10

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book X of The Confessions

3. Read Book X of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 12 – Book 11

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book XI of The Confessions

3. Read Book XI of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 13 – Book 12

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book XII of The Confessions

3. Read Book XII of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.


Session 14 – Book 13

  1. Pray and reflect on the Prayer of Augustine (click here)
  2. Watch the following video introduction to Book XIII of The Confessions

3. Read Book XII of The Confessions (you can read for free here)

4. Spend some quiet time reflecting and journaling on your own journey to God.

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