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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

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Lent with Saint Augustine


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Paperback / softback
ISBN-13: 9780814637609
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 27/10/2014
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“Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new,” prayed Saint Augustine. He searched long and passionately so, moving through various philosophies like a lost sheep. In the end, however, he discovered that God is near, within himself, in the depths of his soul. Augustine’s Confessions immortalized the path of his conversion, a humble and sincere testimony of a sinner who experienced unconditional love. 

In Lent with Saint Augustine, Waldemar Turek presents selected excerpts for each day of Lent from this pearl of spirituality and literature, while incorporating commentary that takes the cycle of liturgical readings into account. These reflections serve as a prayerful aid for living Lent spiritually, allowing the reader to better experience the sacred while returning to the sources of faith to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ.
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Waldemar Turek

Waldemar Turek, a priest of the Diocese of Polonia (Poland), studied Christian and classical literature, is an official of the Vatican Secretariat of State, and adjunct professor of Latin at the Pontificia Universita Urbaniana in Rome. He is a lecturer in Theology at the Pontificia Facolta Teologica in Warsaw and the author of several publications relating to the ancient classical writers and church fathers. This is his first book published in English.

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These meditations on the Lenten liturgical readings illuminated by St. Augustine's adventure may help us to reset our lives and recognize the leading hand of God. The great Church Father's prayerful and grateful autobiography serves as a guide and inspiration for our own journey. The signs of grace accompany us, but do we take the time to notice them? Wojciech Giertych, OP, Theologian of the Papal Household Augustine of Hippo is the perfect guide through Lent. His brutal honesty became a confessio now rightly acknowledged as one of the greatest literary masterpieces. Father Turek shows us why by reading the Confessions precisely as they should be read: boldly and without the trappings of academic jargon. Anyone who spends a few minutes each day reading Fr. Turek's reflections will understand why Saint Augustine has become the "best friend" of so many Christians, including myself. Msgr. Daniel B. Gallagher, papal latinist Pairing an excerpt from St. Augustine's Confessions with commentary on Lent's liturgical readings, Turek provides a prayerful accompaniment for walking readers through the death and resurrection of Jesus. U.S. Catholic

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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

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