Sunday, August 28, 2005

Feast of St. Augustine

Too late have I loved you, o beauty so ancient and young; too late have I loved you! And behold you were inside of me, and I was outside of myself, and that was where I was looking for you.

St. Augustine is famous for his conversion from sensuality and worldliness, but less well-known is his great charity. As a bishop and founder of religious priests, Augustine scrawled across his cell wall, "Here we do not speak evil of anyone." If only I would practice what he preached.