St. Augustine (2010)

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Overview: Touches on the whole life of St. Augustine: his philosophy, search for truth, relationships with his mother St. Monico and local bishop St. Augustine, his gradual conversion, and life as a Bishop, fighting heresies and helping his flock through barbarian raids.

Review: It’s nearly impossible to do St. Augustine’s Confessions justice in movie form, but this movie does a surprisingly good job of capturing the thought and heart of this saint, in a basic biographical form. The actor who plays St. Ambrose offers a very powerful performance.

Caveats: Not very family friendly due to much highly emotional content and some violence. Several scenes near the beginning are too sensual and not appropriate for many people.

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  • The Spirit of the TimeJanuary 13, 2022 • 4 min

    I appeal to you, do not read Catholic news. It is very much not good for you. And avoid listening to those who call themselves Traditional Catholics, to their commentary on Catholic news and events.

  • Glory BeJanuary 11, 2022 • 6 min

    This is actually one of the most underrated prayers, and one of the most helpful and beautiful. I would have you understand it a lot better if you would love God all the more, so I will tell you some things I have learned about it (after resolving to make it not my least favorite prayer anymore).

  • Hail MaryJanuary 10, 2022 • 8 min

    I explained one perspective of the Our Father yesterday, and I think I have some useful thoughts on the Hail Mary too, that I’d like to share with you. And some more examples of how to meditate on the Rosary which I thought of today.

  • Our FatherJanuary 9, 2022 • 6 min

    After reflecting for a long time on these prayers, I have some thoughts on them that I think will help you to understand our basic prayers better, and to pray them better. I’ll explain some of the Our Father today.

  • SinJanuary 6, 2022 • 6 min

    Imagine you’re lined up in a race, and it’s about to start. 3… 2… 1… GO! You all run! But one guy… he takes off his shoe and throws it at his own foot!

  • How to pray the RosaryJanuary 4, 2022 • 7 min

    You already know how to pray the Rosary. And those of you who are younger can learn from the older ones. But there are more or less useful ways to pray it. I promised you before I would explain to you some of the useful ways, and I finally can steal a little time to do so.

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