The Confessions

Augustine’s journey to God is a journey we can all relate to.

"Our hearts are restless until they rest in You"

- Saint Augustine (Confessions 1.1.1)

About the Confessions

Saint Augustine wrote the Confessions around the year 400.  It is a spiritual self-examination in which Augustine recounts his gradual discovery of the ever-present God in all the circumstances of his life.  Through his examination he shares journey of his own conversion away from previous wanderings towards God.

Through the Confessions we discover  the journey of Augustine is not unlike our own. We have a lot to learn from Saint Augustine. This site invites all to journey with Augustine as we continue our own pilgrimage to Christ.

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