Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New

Posted August 28, 2017 5:03 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

What can one say about Saint Augustine, the great bishop and doctor of the Church, who died on this day in the year of Our Lord 430, in the midst of the invasion of the Vandals, a barbarian horde which streamed into North Africa (then Roman territory) from the tip of Spain now known as Gibraltar. Augustine wrote on nearly every topic then known, clearly and profoundly.  There is an adage that there was not even enough time for the saint to write what we wrote, even in the long span given to him (he died in his 76th year). 

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