Advent Take 5 with Saint Augustine

Advent Take 5 with Saint Augustine

“When you love Christ’s members you love Christ himself. When you love Christ you love the Son of God. When you love the Son of God, you love the Father. Love cannot be split up. Begin loving somewhere, and the rest will follow” – Saint Augustine (On the Letter of John 10, 3.

Advent is a time of anticipation of the arrival of Christ in our lives. We invite you to journey with us towards Christmas by taking 5 minutes

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Nov 29th

Let us always desire the happy life form the Lord God and always pray for it – Saint Augustine (Letter to Proba)

Take a moment to pray for those who have been impacted by the Coronavirus.


Nov 30th

With good friends bitter trials are lessened, heavy burdens are lightened, and obstacles are met and overcome.” Saint Augustine (Letter 130, 2.4)

Do you know somebody who is facing isolation or loneliness during this time of social distancing? Let them know about our nightly online faith sharing intended to help people connect with others during this time.


Dec 1st

“Be assured that abuses are not done away with by harsh or severe or autocratic measures, but by teaching rather than by commanding, by persuasion rather than by threats. Saint Augustine (Letter 22,5)

Visit Change.org to sign an online petition for a cause that you are passionate about.


Dec 2nd

“The Lord will help me to speak the truth if I do not speak on my own authority. For if I speak on my own authority, I will be a shepherd nourishing myself and not the sheep. However, if my words are the Lord’s, then he is nourishing you no matter who speaks.” – Saint Augustine (Sermon 46, 1-2).

Discover a quote or prayer by Saint Augustine and share it with at least one other person.


Dec 3rd

“The happy life is joy based on truth. This is joy grounded in you, O God, who are the truth, my illumination, the salvation of my face, my God.” – Confessions, 10.23.33

Learn more about a modern issue or topic and what Augustine may have to teach us. Then share your wisdom with others.


Dec 4th

“Before I existed you were, and I had no being to which you could grant existence. Nevertheless here I am as a result of your goodness, which goes before all that you made me to be and all out of which you made me.” – Confessions, XIII, I

Take a moment to list as many blessings in your life as you can. Then take a moment to acknowledge God as the source of those blessings and offer thanks. Do those blessings offer you hope that just as God has been with you in the past and is in the present so God will be with you in the future?

Dec 5th

“In this Beginning, God, you made heaven and earth, in your Word, in your Son, in your power, in your wisdom, in your truth speaking in a wonderful way and making in a wonderful way. Who can comprehend it?” – Confessions, XI, IX

How is God working in your life? Take a moment today to share with someone one way in which God is working in your life. Perhaps it is a blessing that you listed in yesterday’s Take 5, or perhaps something you discovered earlier today.

Dec 6th

“Before you lies my strength and my weakness; preserve the one, heal the other.” – On the Trinity, 15.51

What are your gifts and strengths? Where do you need help? How might God be calling you to use your gifts and strengths? How might God be calling you to surrender your weaknesses to His divine help?

Dec 7th

With good friends bitter trials are lessened, heavy burdens are lightened, and obstacles are met and overcome.” Saint Augustine (Letter 130, 2.4)

Do you know somebody who is facing isolation or loneliness during this time of social distancing? Let them know about our nightly online faith sharing intended to help people connect with others during this time.

Dec 8th

“O Lord my God, my one hope, listen to me lest out of weariness I should stop wanting to seek you, but let me seek your face always, and with ardor” – On the Trinity, 15.51.

Where in life you are actively seeking God? Perhaps God’s help with a particular difficulty or gratitude for a particular blessing you are thankful for? Where in your life is God inviting you to seek Him with more ardor? Perhaps a challenging decision or a difficult decision?

Dec 9th

Let us always desire the happy life form the Lord God and always pray for it – Saint Augustine (Letter to Proba)

Take a moment to pray for those who have been impacted by the Coronavirus.

Dec 10th

With good friends bitter trials are lessened, heavy burdens are lightened, and obstacles are met and overcome.” Saint Augustine (Letter 130, 2.4)

Do you know somebody who is facing isolation or loneliness during this time of social distancing? Let them know about our nightly online faith sharing intended to help people connect with others during this time.

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