Advent & Christmas wisdom from St. Augustine
This is the birthday of our Lord and Savior JesusChrist. It is the anniversary of the day on which . . . the Day of Day was born to bring light into our day. It is a day we ought to celebrate. . . . Our Christian faith alone can convey to us what this sublime act of humility gave to us. "œ Christmas Day
Augustine of Hippo is arguably one of the more influential Fathers of the Church, but it is not because of his famous works in theology and philosophy that we look to him as a wisdom figure. In his search for truth, Augustine's writings and ponderings tell of a wonderful story of conversion, reminding us of our own daily conversions. His wisdom, founded on and nourished by his gifts of nature and grace, has its roots in the story of his conversion that transformed his life"•and through these passages, our own lives"•into a confession of praise.
In Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Augustine, Agnes Cunningham, SSCM, uses passages from St. Augustine's writing to guide and inspire our journey this Advent season. His rich spiritual life forges the way to a season of humility as we continued deeper into the mystery of the Incarnation.