Monday, August 3rd, 2009
My life is at the service of the Gospel;
God has given me this gift of his grace.
From the Dominican Ordo:
Blessed Augustine was born at Trogir in Dalmatia about 1260 and entered the Dominican Order at an early age. He completed his studies at the University of Paris and returned to his own country where he was regarded as an excellent preacher. In 1303 Blessed Benedict XI appointed him Bishop of Zagreb, where he successfully restored order in the aftermath of the Tartars. In 1317 he was transferred to the See of Lucera, where he labored to restore peace after the Muslim withdrawal and completely reformed the diocese. He died there on August 3, 1323.
At the 2001 General Chapter in Providence, Fr. Richard Schenk, OP, a member of the Western Province, preached the homily for the feast of Blessed Augustine. Click here for his text.
O loving Father,
help us to follow the teaching and example of Blessed Augustine.
By assiduous meditation upon the mysteries of salvation
and intent upon service for the CHurch
may we come to the joys of eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.