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today’s holiday: Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo


Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine is best known for his spiritual autobiography, the Confessions, which details the excesses of his youth, his career as a teacher of rhetoric, his years as a believer in Manicheism and Platonism, and his belated conversion to Christianity. It is primarily for his writings that he is known as the patron saint of theologians and scholars, and one of the “Four Latin Fathers” of the Christian Church. When Spanish soldiers landed on the coast of Florida on St. Augustine’s Day in 1565, they named the U.S.’s oldest European community after him. More… Discuss

Saint of the Day may 27: St. Augustine of Canterbury


Image of St. Augustine of CanterburySt. Augustine of Canterbury

At the end of the sixth century anyone would have said that Augustine had found his niche in life. Looking at this respected prior of a monastery, almost anyone would have predicted he would spend … continue reading

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WORD: CORNUCOPIA


cornucopia 

Definition: (noun) The property of being extremely abundant.
Synonyms: profusenessrichness
Usage: The cornucopia of job opportunities overwhelmed the immigrants, who had come from a town with only one employer. Discuss.

 

 

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